How To Use Gmail With a Screen Reader?

You can use the tips on this page to get the best email experience with a desktop screen reader option.

Gmail support

Note: If you’re using Google email in basic HTML, follow these tips.

Turn on Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Note: If you are using JAWS, turn off the visual cursor first by pressing Insert + z + z.

  1. Sign in Gmail.
  2. Open Gmail Settings menu tab, then select Gmail Settings.
  3. In the “Gmail Keyboard shortcuts” section, click to select Keyboard shortcuts on.
  4. At the bottom end of the Google email page, select save changes button.

Go to the full list of Gmail keyboard shortcuts, or press? While you’re in Google email. Call (800) 674-2896 for Gmail customer service

Screen readers & browsers you can use

Google email works with these website browsers and Gmail screen readers:

  • Chrome with “VoiceOver” on Mac
  • Chrome with “ChromeVox” on Chromebooks
  • Firefox with “NVDA” or JAWS on Windows

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