Google Docs and Grackle

Google Docs + Grackle

Creating Accessible Google Docs with Grackle

Grackle accessibility checker for Google Docs logoGrackle Docs:

  • Is an add-on accessibility checker used in Google Workspace
  • Checks your document against current accessibility standards (WCAG, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • Advises you on how to make things more accessible
  • Gives you the option to create tagged PDFs

Grackle Docs is part of Grackle Suite. The suite has accessibility checkers for Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. Lane has a license to the pro version. Directions on how to install the add-on are included in the information below.

Related tutorials and resources: Accessibility Checklist, Google Slides + Grackle


Directions for installing and using Grackle 

It's time to explore the Grackle Docs Accessibility Checker. It is an amazing tool for checking a Google document. It helps us ensure the content is readable and accessible to all individuals. If it passes the checks you can output the document as an accessible PDF.

Step 1: View the slideshow/tutorial Grackle Your Docs (condensed)

Step 2: [optional] If you'd like to see how Grackle works, watch the video Grackle in Action [6.26min]
YouTube closed captioning is in progress. If you need closed captions now please use Chrome Live Captions.

Use Live Caption in Chrome
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the three vertical dots for more options. Go to Settings.
  3. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Accessibility.
  4. Turn on Live Caption.

Step 3: Install Grackle in your Google Docs toolbar (directions are in the slideshow)

Step 4: Open a Google document and run accessibility checks on it. Make your corrections and check it again. (directions are in the slideshow) 

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