Grackle for Business

A Simpler Way to Make Output from Google Workspace Accessible

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Accessibility is Good for Business!

In the US, people with disabilities have $490 billion in disposable income
(American Institutes for Research)

People with disabilities have an estimated spending power of about $25 billion> annually across Canada
(RBC)

UK vendors are at risk of losing £249 billion a year by ignoring consumers with disabilities
(UK Government)

Why Grackle for Business?

SEO Benefits

Many accessibility practices overlap with search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. For instance, using descriptive alt text for images and providing transcripts for audio content not only make content accessible but also improve its search engine ranking.

Innovation and Creativity

Embracing accessibility challenges businesses to think innovatively and creatively about how they design and deliver digital products and services. This can lead to new ideas, features, and approaches that differentiate a company from its competitors.

Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

Accessible digital tools and resources not only benefit customers but also employees with disabilities. Providing accessible technology in the workplace fosters inclusivity, boosts morale, and enhances productivity among all employees.

Cost Savings in the Long Run

While implementing accessibility features may require upfront investment, it can lead to cost savings in the long run. Addressing accessibility issues early in the design and development process is often more cost-effective than retrofitting inaccessible features later.

Expanded Customer Base

By ensuring that digital content, products, and services are accessible to people with disabilities, businesses can tap into a larger customer base. Globally, there are over a billion people with disabilities, and making digital assets accessible can help businesses reach this significant demographic.

Legal Compliance

Many countries have laws and regulations that require digital accessibility, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) globally. Compliance with these regulations helps businesses avoid legal issues and potential lawsuits.

Enhanced Reputation and Brand Image

Demonstrating a commitment to accessibility can improve a company’s reputation and brand image. Customers appreciate businesses that prioritize inclusivity and are more likely to support and recommend them.

Improved User Experience (UX)

Designing with accessibility in mind often leads to better overall user experience for all users, not just those with disabilities. Clear navigation, descriptive alt text for images, and proper color contrast benefit everyone, resulting in higher user satisfaction and retention rates.

Millions of documents have already been Grackled!

A small sample of what our happy customers have to say about GrackleDocs

  • Northwestern Michigan College

    At NMC our faculty, staff, and students are power users of G-Suite tools. Our Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy applies to websites, digital content, and software created and used by NMC for organizational and academic activities.

    Grackle Docs is an important tool for creating accessible G-Suite documents to help us reach our accessibility goals and maintain compliance with W3C WAI WCAG as required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is an affordable solution for a small institution to move forward with creating accessible documents and remediation.

  • Emmanuel’s Wish Foundation

    What I love about Grackle Suite is that it makes remediation simpler at every step of our workflow. It’s easier to correct documents, easier to audit groups of files and easier to create tagged PDFs

  • Diamond

    I was struggling with a few techniques for making Google Docs and Google Slides accessible. The Grackle add-on has been extremely effective in addressing those techniques and quite helpful in other areas as well—and it’s easy to use! Thank you Grackle; you’ve given me the confidence to share Google Workspace files once again.

  • Collaborative.org

    Grackle is an amazing suite that solved a big technical gap with our own organization and our member school districts who all use Google Workspace for document management.

    As we began offering website accessibility services, we realized there wasn’t a good solution to suggest to our customers on how to manage accessibility within Google documents.

    Having to download, convert, and scan through other tools was too cumbersome–until we found Grackle. Despite the pandemic shutdowns, we continue to promote Grackle during our large district tech and superintendent meetings as well as meetings with other collaboratives like ours.