Accessibility Testing in Google Slides

Color Contrast Checker

Color blindness affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. Make sure to check the color contrast of the content in the presentation. The WCAG guidelines require a color contrast ratio of 4.5:1. You can use different tools to check the color contrast between the background and foreground. Learn how to use the color contrast checkers on the accessible content page.

Accessibility Checker

Google Slides does not have a built-in accessibility checker. You can use the Grackle Slides add-on to run the accessibility tests on your presentation. Learn how to install Grackle Slides.

Once you have installed Grackle Slides, follow these steps to run the accessibility checker:

  1. Go to Add-ons > Grackle Slides > Launch.
    Launch grackle
  2. Grackle Slides will run the accessibility tests, and a panel appears showing passed and failed tests.
    Grackle accessibility test
  3. You can click on each failed test to view the details of the issue and how to fix it.
    Grackle error example
  4. Go through the list and fix the accessibility issues.

Manual Testing

The accessibility checker does not cover all the accessibility issues. You still need to check the following issues manually: