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Grackle Docs

Austin Community College District (ACC) Information Technology (IT) has enabled a new AI-powered accessibility tool called Grackle Docs. Grackle Docs is the first and only accessibility-checking tool for Google Docs/Sheets/Slides. AI-powered accessibility checking tools make it easy to identify barriers and quickly fix any issues directly in the Grackle Docs panel without leaving the document.

The Grackle Docs add-on in the Google Education Workspace makes the Grackle Docs extension available for all ACC Gsuite for Education users with … email addresses.




To access Grackle Docs, you must be logged into your ACC Google account. Then:

    • Open a Google Docs/Sheets/Slides file with your ACC Google account
    • Go to the toolbar and click on “Extensions” to view the drop-down menu
    • Select Grackle Docs to open the submenu
    • Click “Launch” to open the tools in the right-hand panel of Google documents, presentations, and spreadsheets – you may need to grant permissions the first time.

Grackle Docs is available to all ACC employees.

Overview: Grackle Docs

    • Increase awareness of accessibility best practices
    • Create content that is more accessible to individuals with disabilities using assistive technology
    • Create content that is more mobile-friendly, more secure, and more useful for everyone
    • Intuitive layout and powerful fixes based on WCAG 2.0 standards.
    • Speeds up the conversion to special formats like braille, audio, and screen reader-accessible versions
    • Once fixes are complete, Grackledocs will also convert Docs and Slides to tagged PDFs compliant to the Adobe PDF/UA (Universal Accessibility) standard.

Getting Started

Review the demo video to see what Grackle Docs can do. Use the quick start guides to help you get started. A knowledge base is also available.


For any questions about Grackle Docs, please contact Sean Loraas, Accessibility Technician, at