Make Output from Google Docs Accessible
Click. Fix. Share.
A Simpler Way to Make Output from Google Docs Accessible
- 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.
Due to the nature of Google Docs, some accessibility features such as tables are only fully accessible when exporting the document as a PDF. This is due to the fact that a Google Doc uses a simple grid mechanism for layout purposes and has no notion of a ‘data’ table.
Create Accessible PDFs With Ease
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.