How Grackle Docs Works

Document Accessibility Made Easy

Grackle Docs is an add-on that runs in Google Docs. You can install Grackle Docs here.

When opened, it scans the current document for accessibility issues. It runs automatically when that document is opened in the future. This auto-run option can be turned off.

When the scan finishes, Grackle Docs arranges the document’s elements and structures into 5 categories.

  • Images
  • Headings
  • Tables
  • Landmarks
  • Content

These categories can be seen in the user interface on the right side of the screen. Clicking a category opens its sub-categories, which are made of up a list of elements.

Elements in each subcategory are marked as either accessible or inaccessible. Changes are made by selecting and editing these elements in these sub-categories. For example, a table does not have the header row specified with a tag. When an element is changed with Grackle Docs, it edits the tags for that element in the document. This edit is immediate and no saving is required.

Click a category below to learn more about the sub-categories in Grackle Docs.

Grackle Docs Walkthrough Video

This 9 minute video walks you through the basics of using Grackle Docs to make a Google Doc accessible and finish by creating an accessible PDF