Grackle Slides now allows for users to export an accessible PDF version of their presentation from directly within Slides, rather than requiring the user to export to PowerPoint beforehand. With this functionality enabled, Grackle Slides is now as powerful as the Grackle Docs tool in that it acts as both an accessibility checker and PDF exporter. This greatly simplifies the process of creating accessible Slides presentations.
Users of Google Slides can install Grackle Slides by opening a Slides document, going to the Add-ons menu, selecting “Get add-ons,” searching for Grackle Slides and selecting the “+” button. Grackle Slides will be registered through your OSD account.
A quick-start guide to using Google Slides and Grackle to create accessible content is available on the district’s Website Accessibility Resources page. If you have any questions or tips regarding Grackle Slides, or accessibility in general, please reach out to Robert Hardy, the district’s website accessibility specialist.