Create Accessible Spreadsheets in Google Sheets

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

 

Review

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

 

Fix.

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



Grackle Sheets is free. Here's a link to it. 

A Simpler Way to Make Accessible Spreadsheets

Click-and-Fix Interface

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  • Guided, visual, step-by-step correction
  • Identifies tables and can tag multiple tables with a click
  • Easily add alt-text for charts, graphs, or images
  • Zoom to any issue instantly. Great for spreadsheets with extra tabs.

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

 
 

Export to HTML

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Turn your accessible spreadsheets into a published, accessible HTML pages in a click. Set an expiry date and re-publish your content with a click.

More than an Accessibility “Checker”

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(Above) the Grackle User Interface. The user has opened the ‘Tables’ dropdown menu. and corrected each of the headers, which are now green. The grey text to the right of the green boxes shows the name of the header.

Creators Learn as they Remediate

A Grackle Sheets user doesn’t need accessibility expertise. The Grackle checker outlines what needs to change and makes edits intuitive. Even your boss could do it.

Users learn about accessibility as they walk through it. It’s faster and simpler, and that means more accessible documents.

Back-and-Forth Accessibility

Because it works within G Suite, Grackle helps documents retain their accessibility in collaborative environments like schools and offices. This lightens the workload and shortens the workflow of accessibility specialists and gatekeepers, giving them more time to fine-tune documents

Grackle has powerful tools for fine-tuning.

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Wheelchair user looking at a monitor

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, as well as 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.