[NABS-L] Google Docs and JAWS

Michael Capelle m.capelle at charter.net
Mon Feb 25 16:48:09 UTC 2019

I use google drive with NVDA and SATOGO, with no issues.
I know under the google account preferences, there is a check box, to enable 
accessible mode.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Chris Nusbaum via NABS-L
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:43 AM
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Subject: [NABS-L] Google Docs and JAWS


My college is one of the ever-increasing number of schools which has jumped 
entirely on the Google train and is now using G-Suite apps for virtually 
everything. I have long thought that the most accessible way to work with 
Google Docs and Google Drive is to use their apps on iOS with VoiceOver and 
(if one is available) a Braille display. However, it seems that recent 
updates to both the Docs app and iOS have made editing Google docs with a 
Braille display a bit tricky. So I'm wondering if a PC would be better.

I have noticed that a friend of mine is using the Google Drive program on 
Windows very successfully. From what I have observed, she is able to at 
least save Word files to and open them from Google Drive with an interface 
similar to Dropbox's. However, I don't know how nicely Google Docs files 
play with JAWS at this point. So, is there a good accessible way to read, 
write and edit Google docs on a PC with JAWS? If so, what should I use?


Chris Nusbaum
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