Skip to main content
- Smaller Text | + Larger Text

Google Adds Accessibility to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  • Synopsis: Published: 2015-01-26 (Rev. 2017-01-29) - Google is boosting accessibility of mobile versions of its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android and iOS with some extra features. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World.

Main Document

"People with vision disabilities can use screen-reading services like TalkBack on Android and VoiceOver on iOS to create, edit, and share files in Docs, Sheets and Slides."

According to the post from Google today Docs, Sheets and Slides are all becoming much more accessible within the Google ecosystem.

This release includes new features, improvements include real-time spell-checking in documents, hiding rows and columns in spreadsheets, and grouping shapes in presentations.

  • Docs

    Now get the familiar red line underneath incorrectly spelled words as you type. This helps check for accuracy while typing on the touch-screen keyboard. Docs also received new line spacing features.

  • Sheets

    You can now hide rows and columns, useful for using the small screen area on mobile devices. Sheets also received a new scroll faster feature.

  • Slides

    You're now able to group different objects together by dragging them around the screen giving much better ability to move and shape content within slide-shows much more effectively.

People with vision disabilities can use screen-reading services like TalkBack on Android and VoiceOver on iOS to create, edit, and share files in Docs, Sheets and Slides.

The updated apps also respond well to screen magnification, in case you need to zoom in for a closer look.

All of the updates are available from the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-docs/id842842640) now for the iOS versions of Docs, Slides, and Sheets.

  • Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.


Related:

  1. Siri and Disability - Personal Assistant on Apple iPhone Takes Accessibility to New Level - Disabled World - (2011-11-08)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/siri.php
  2. Visually Impaired Accessible SuperPhoto Photo Sharing App - Carve Gybe Software - (2012-04-01)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/superphoto-app.php
  3. iPhone Apps for Disability and Vision Impairments - Greg DiFalco, Independent Living Aids LLC - (2009-03-05)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/iphone-apps.php



     What will I receive?

Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.


  1. Ocrevus for Relapsing-Remitting MS Approved in Canada
  2. Fewer Behavioral Issues Detected in Lower-income Kids Raised in Counties with High Upward Mobility
  3. Folding Portable Wheelchair Scale With Ramp
  4. Sign Language May Offer Answer to Meaning of Music




Citation