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Resources for accessing and using Google Suite with a screen reader


Do you or your students struggle to use Google Suite with a screen reader? National Braille Press has recently released a beginner's guide to using all google products, mail, drive, docks, sheets, slides, Chrome, Hangouts, and Calendar, on a pc, along with some notes about Mac and iOS usage as well.

(From the National Braille Press's website:)

A Brief Overview of Google's Most Popular Productivity Apps

Take your productivity to the next level with some of the most popular Google apps for the home and office. In this 1 volume overview, the team at Mystic Access guides you through downloading, installing, navigating, and using Gmail, Chrome, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, and Calendar on a PC, with helpful notes about Mac and mobile devices as well. Helpful appendices summarize the key commands and websites mentioned throughout the book.

You can browse the table of contents and purchase the book from the National Braille Press Website in several formats including braille, eBraile, DAISY, and Word. Alternatively, you can have a USB drive containing the book shipped to you. The book can be purchased for between $12.00 and $14.99 depending on format and delivery options.

Additionally, Mystic Access, the company behind the book, has also released an audio tutorial, which can be used standalone or in conjunction with the book.

Discover a comprehensive overview of using Google's products (Chrome, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Slides, and Hangouts), from a blindness perspective. You'll find demonstrations with many of the major screen readers for Windows (including JAWS, NVDA and ChromeVox, as well as with Voiceover for Mac, Voiceover for iOS and TalkBack for Android. You'll also find instructions on using these Google applications to the greatest advantage.

You can purchase and download the audio tutorial directly from the Mystic Access website for $39.00 , or optionally also include a $15.00 sd card which will be delivered to you. This SD card will contain the Google Suite materials, as well as hours of additional content from Mystic Access including samples of other tutorials.

Read the book? Listened to the tutorial? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts.

Source: Getting Started with Google Suite (GOOGLE-SUITE) Lisa Salinger, Kim Loftis, and Chris Grabowski
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Tangela Mahaffey is a barely reformed English Major currently residing in Colorado. She reads entirely too many fantasy books and takes almost nothing seriously, including herself. She loves technology, music, writing, puns, and cats. She can be reached on twitter @tmmahaff


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