[NABS-L] Google Docs and JAWS

Santiago H santiago.blue.hernandez at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 16:50:32 UTC 2019

Hi Chris, 
Google Docs does work well with JAWS, and a lot of the keyboard shortcuts they use are similar on all platforms. Personally, I still feel like Office has a better interface, but Docs is definitely usable. Google's accessibility site has help pages if you need to refresh on the keyboard shortcuts. 

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> On Feb 25, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Chris Nusbaum via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi Fellow NABSTERS:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Chris Nusbaum
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