Google Groups Accessibility and Usability Information

This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers identified during testing as well as how to get help.

The university email group service (formerly known as Wisclist) is using the Google Suite - Google Groups service to support storing and generating email lists and class lists.

Get help

  • Contact the DoIT Help Desk for general assistance or to report an accessibility or usability barrier.
  • Contact the Google Disability Support Team for answers to questions regarding accessibility features, functionalities, and assistive technology in Google products.

Additional resources

Student accessibility & usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist with the Google Meets. 

Some keyboard navigation barriers may be difficult for people with vision or motor disabilities

Some functionality is not reachable via keyboard navigation. Some items like those in the left sidebar are unreachable via keyboard. User is able to reach favorites for example but not the linked list items within. Additionally, popups do not constrain keyboard function so users navigate outside of it mistakenly and end up in the content behind it.

Magnification barriers may be difficult for people with low vision

At 400% magnification, access to the “Create Group” buttons for individual courses is lost. 

Some screen reader barriers may be difficult for people with vision disabilities

Missing screen reader indication of state and status changes, such as success or failure messages after adding or removing members from email lists or indications that content is loading after being selected, can make navigation for screen reader users more difficult.  

KeywordsGoogle apps, GSuite, Google Groups, email, listserv, email groups, list, wisclist, accessibility, usability, screen reader, keyboard shortcuts   Doc ID105700
OwnerLeah B.GroupIT Accessibility and Usability
Created2020-09-09 10:01 CSTUpdated2023-08-11 12:50 CST
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Google Apps, IT Accessibility and Usability
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