Downloading from Google Docs

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 1 22:13:46 UTC 2019

well...would you like me to send this to the google access list?
Speaking personally,  I want them to realize  there  are users of Linux 
who  happen  to experience blindness having this issue.  Google seems to 
think  only windows users exist.

On Mon, 1 Apr 2019, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Okay, so someone shared a google doc with me, and I spent like half an
> hour trying to download the file and accomplished nothing but giving
> myself a headache.
> Google Docs is an inaccessible hunk of junk I'd like to hear scoured
> from the face of the Earth, but since the abomination isn't likely to
> be going anywhere anytime soon, and it's probably going to only get
> more common place for people to send me documents via Google Docs than
> as a sensible e-mail attachment, I'd like to ask my fellow blind Linux
> Users if they've found anything that makes it easier to go from being
> sent a link to a Google Doc to opening a file in your text editor of
> choice and having your screen reader of choice read it?
> If it matters, I'm using Firefox and I've tried downloading both with
> Javascript enabled and disabled.
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