The Scott Cooley Cloud (this website) launched in 2007 on Google Sites, a wiki and web site creation tool and cloud publishing platform within the Google Apps suite for design, content authoring, development, publishing, and hosting. As such it is optimized for the Google Chrome web browser, but has also been tested in Firefox. The JAWS screen reader, which is designed to work best with Internet Explorer, may not be sufficient.  While we have not undertaken the effort to determine whether or not fully meets requirements set forth in any formal accessibility standards or guidelines such as WCAG, we assume that Google Sites does conform with some of them.  See the screen reader instructions and keyboard shortcuts. These are both available from the full Administrator guide to accessibility.

Using Google Sites With A Screen Reader

Google Sites supports screenreader programs for both PC and Mac.

Specifically, Sites supports JAWS if you're working on a PC, and ChromeVox if you're working on a Mac. JAWS works best in Firefox 3.6 or above, and ChromeVox works in the latest versions of Chrome. 

If you'd like to install JAWS or ChromeVox, visit the links below for instructions:

If you're using ChromeVox, you may find this tutorial and this list of keyboard shortcuts useful.

Note: Screen reader support in Google Sites relies on ARIA standard live-regions. If your screen reader doesn't support live-regions some functionality won't accessible to you. This is a known issue with some versions of Apple VoiceOver.

These instructions are written with keyboard instructions for PC users. If you're working on a Mac, use the Command (Apple) key wherever the Control key is listed.

Navigate using your Tab key

To navigate around the pages of this website, use the Tab key to locate different elements of the page and the Enter to complete an action, such as submitting a form.  At any time, you can search this site or any page by pressing the / key, which places your cursor in the search box.

Useful shortcuts

You can also visit the full list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Sites for a more comprehensive look.