Make Documents from
Google Workspace Accessible
Millions of documents have already been Grackled!
Make sure that the materials you create for distance learning are accessible.
Click below to hear The Grackle sqwauk
How Suite It Is
This threesome of Google Workspace Add-ons
make up ‘The Suite’
Walks user through accessibility fixes in Google Docs
Save as tagged PDF, rearrange structure
A bevy of features specific to (and improving on) Google Accessibility
Visit the Grackle Docs Page
Walks user through changes that create an accessible Google Sheet
Export to HTML
Automatically defines table ranges
Visit the Grackle Sheets Page
Walks users through accessibility fixes
for Google Slides
Color contrast, Fine print,
Individual titles, Alternative text
Visit the Grackle Slides Page
It’s really easy and helps you learn more about Google Docs and how to make them accessible. This tool gives you the tricks of the trade to get it right the first time.
Grackle helps sort it out!
Grackle Suite enables education and non-governmental institutions to mitigate the risk of OCR (Office of Civil Rights) complaints which might result in negative publicity, government scrutiny, costly litigation or large fines.
How? By meeting legal requirements for Sections 504 & 508, ADA & Title II compliance in the US, the UK’s Equality Act 2010 and similar legislation in Canada, not only for websites, but for other types of G Suite output created by faculty, admin, staff and students.
Accessibility isn’t only about standards. It’s also about documents (or websites, or buildings) offering an inclusive experience. It’s the right thing to do. Grackle exceeds the expectations of both those who need accessible documents, and who create or maintain them.
Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a United States civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities.
Since the early 2000s, the US Department of Justice has openly declared that the ADA applies to web properties that serve the functions outlined in the Act.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law that was established by the government of Ontario in Canada to develop and enforce accessibility standards for government, businesses, nonprofits, and public sector organizations.
The PDF Association exists to promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology. To further its mission, the PDF Association hosts several Competence Centers including the PDF/UA Competence Center.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a law that requires the Federal Government to provide access to its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to people with disabilities. ICT applies to the information technology and other equipment your agency procures, develops, uses, and maintains. In short, this policy aims to make websites, web apps, electronic documents, and software accessible to people with disabilities.
UK Public Sector Accessibility Regulations
The 2018 regulations build on your existing obligations to people who have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland). These say that all UK service providers must consider ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled people.
UK Equality Act
A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. It brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. The Act provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
It provides Britain with a discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and are widely accepted as the go-to standard for digital accessibility conformance. They serve as the basis of most accessibility regulations worldwide and are applicable across all current and future digital technologies.