Apps and technology

Google Drive Guides for JAWS and VoiceOver

Step-by-step guides to use Google Drive with JAWS or VoiceOver for individuals who are blind or visually impaired

I have created these Google Drive Guides for JAWS and VoiceOver for students (and adults) who are screenreader users and/or teachers. They are step-by-step guides and are designed to be as easy as possible to follow. Since so many students are now using Google Drive in their classes, we hope that this information will be timely and helpful!

Google Drive with JAWS

This step-by-step guide offers an introduction to the key components of Google Drive for JAWS users, including:
  • Getting Started
  • Navigation Panel
  • File List
  • Actions Menu
  • Adding a star
  • Moving a file to a new folder
  • Searching for a file or folder
  • Sorting files and folders
  • Sharing a file or folder
  • Uploading a new file
  • Creating new folders
  • Deleting files and folders
  • Restoring files and folders
  • Advanced sharing

 

Google Drive with Voice Over

This step-by-step guide offers a basic introduction to some of the key components of Google Drive for VoiceOver users, including:
  • Getting Started
  • Navigation Panel
  • File List
  • Actions Menu
  • Adding a star
  • Moving a file to a new folder
  • Searching for a file or folder
  • Sorting files and folders
  • Sharing a file or folder
  • Uploading a new file
  • Creating new folders
  • Deleting files and folders
  • Restoring files and folders
  • Advanced sharing
Collage of Google Drive Guides