You’ll be pleased to hear that Grackle – an accessibility checker for Google Docs, Slides and Sheets – is now easily available for you to use when creating documents so that everyone can enjoy your content.

Grackle is simple to use – login to your UoP Google account, select the Google document that you want to check for accessibility issues. Once you have your document open, select Add-ons from the toolbar and then Grackle > Launch from the drop-down menu.

Screenshot displaying 'Add-on' location

Grackle’s accessibility checker panel will then appear on the right-hand side of your screen and  produces a checklist of common accessibility problems and highlights any of these issues in your documents. 

The example below illustrates where Grackle has identified missing Alt text. However, the add-on offers so many more useful tips to improve the accessibility of your documents.

Grackle checklist screenshot

Take a look at this website to find out more about the handy features of Grackle.