Make Accessible Documents And PDFs from Google Docs

Click

Open a Google Doc. Run the Grackle Docs add-on.

 

Review

Grackle Docs shows you what isn’t accessible in organized groups. It has a bevy of useful features.

 

Fix.

Grackle Docs explains and helps resolve each snag.
This accessibility thing is a snap.



Click-and-Fix Interface

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  • Guided, step-by-step changes
  • Tables can be tagged visually
  • Decorative images can be marked as artifacts
  • Small problem in a big document? Grackle zips you there instantly

Grackle Docs teaches accessibility as it corrects. Experts enjoy a suite of powerful remediation tools.

 
 

Create Accessible PDFs With Ease

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Need an accessible PDF for Section 508 compliance? Grackle will generate one. Need to share it with other Docs users? A classroom? An office? One click and Accessibility goes with it. Anyone can make any Google Doc accessible. Right in Google Docs. As they create it .

Grackle Docs is the only tool I’ve used that makes the creation of accessible PDFs a pleasurable experienceLeon McNaught, Accessible Technology Initiative, California State University

Much more than an Accessibility Checker…

The Grackle user interface as it makes google docs accessible.

Content Creators Learn as they Remediate

A Grackle user doesn’t need accessibility expertise. Grackle outlines what needs to change and makes it easy to change it. Even your boss could do it.

Users learn about accessibility as they provide it. Remediation at the point of creation means more accessible documents.

Accessibility For
Groups and Teams

Grackle helps documents retain their accessible information in collaborative, high-touch environments like schools and offices. This lightens the workload of accessibility specialists and gatekeepers, giving them more time to fine-tune documents

Grackle has powerful tools for fine-tuning.

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Community Approved

Accessibility isn’t about meeting standards. It’s about documents (or websites, or buildings) that offer an inclusive experience. Grackle works to exceed the expectations of the people who need accessible documents, not just those who create them.

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Alt-Image Tag Catalog

When descriptive text is added to an image, Grackle stores it. When that image is used again, even in a different Google document, Grackle adds it automatically.

Benefit: Consistency and productivity.

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Created a Tagged PDF

With a click, Grackle saves a Google doc as a tagged PDF that meets PDF/UA standards. Grackle supports over 30 PDF/UA Tags,

Benefit: Expert-level control.

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Cloning

With a click, a Grackle user can make a special copy of an accessible document. A “Cloned” document retains all of its updated accessibility tags and other information – even comments from other Docs users. When it comes to preserving accessibility, no Grackle user needs to be sheepish.

Benefit: Consistency. Efficiency.

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Drag-And-Drop Refinement

Grackle lets users rearrange structural elements of a Google Doc via drag-and-drop. This doesn’t affect how it looks, just how it is processed by screen readers.

Benefit: Improved experience for accessible device users.

Grackle Docs is ideal for K12 Schools and higher learning


How Grackle Makes The Grade

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It’s free

12% of Undergraduate Students Identify with Disability*

*U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Digest of Education Statistics, 2014 (NCES 2016-006), Table 311.10.