Accessibility for every student

When all students can fully participate in the learning experience in their own way, everyone benefits. That's why we create Google for Education products with accessibility in mind, to help every student learn, be inspired and achieve their full potential.

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Engaging students across needs and learning styles

Students in the same classroom learn in different ways. To support all students, we design technology to help educators meet the needs of every student, including those with impaired vision/hearing or physical disabilities, and diverse approaches to processing new information.

At Google, we believe accessible design is just good design. We create Google for Education products with accessibility in mind, to help every student learn, be inspired and achieve their full potential.

Tools for all students

Building strategies for lifelong learning

When students have the tools that they need and understand how to use them, they build confidence and develop learning strategies that can help them for the rest of their lives. Features such as visual aids, closed captioning, and real-time collaboration in G Suite help overcome barriers to learning for all students, whether they have a lifelong or temporary disability, or learn best under specific conditions.

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A student uses the keyboard on his Android tablet.
Personalised learning

Unlocking access to inspiring experiences for all learners

Providing options for how students can use technology and do their work creates pathways to learning for all students. For example, Chromebook features, such as ChromeVox and Select-to-Speak, aid students who need visual or audio support while giving all students different ways to access information. Once you customise settings on a Chromebook, they’re applied every time a student logs in on any device, saving time and keeping students focused on learning.

Inclusive experiences

Empowering every student to participate and succeed

Every student brings a different set of strengths, perspectives and needs to the classroom. From text magnification to voice typing to Braille support, Google for Education products make it easier for all students to learn side by side with their peers. Chrome extensions create even more possibilities for learning experiences that are both individualised and inclusive.

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'What works for kids with special needs works for everyone. The strategies that work, just work.'

Suley Castillo, Instructional Coach, Dallas ISD

Get the latest accessibility news and success stories

Browse Google’s accessibility blog
24 OCT/EDUCATION

Tools that aim to reach all types of learners, wherever they are. Read more.


10 OCT/ACCESSIBILITY

From design to development, user feedback shapes Google’s approach to accessibility. Read more.


8 OCT/ACCESSIBILITY

What’s that you say? Present with captions in Google Slides. Read more.


4 OCT/ACCESSIBILITY

Vint Cerf on accessibility, the cello and noisy hearing aids. Read more.

Learn about Google’s accessibility features and tools

Download and share this quick guide to the accessibility settings and features built into G Suite and Chromebooks, as well as Chrome extensions that you can add on.

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Get familiar with accessibility in G Suite, Chrome OS and Chromebooks

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G Suite for Education
Use built-in features to aid learning and comprehension

Explore how G Suite apps including Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides can support teaching strategies for different needs and learning styles.

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Chrome OS and Chromebooks
Access and personalise custom settings across devices

Find out how customisable settings in Chromebooks help every learner access information and learn in the way that works best for them.

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Quick tips for teachers and students

Get the scoop on ways to create more engaging, accessible learning experiences using Google for Education products.

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Learn how Google can help

Get in touch with a specialist who can help you choose the right products and features to meet your students’ needs.

Explore accessibility features and tools

Download and share this quick guide to accessibility options in G Suite and Chromebooks.

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