WCBVI Outreach will offer a 45 minute training / introduction to ChromeVox and other accessibility tools found on Chromebooks.
What is ChromeVox?
ChromeVox is a free screen reader that brings the speed and simplicity of Chromebooks to blind and visually impaired users. ChromeVox comes pre-installed on Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices, so there’s nothing you have to do besides turn it on.
For your convenience, this training will utilize the “Zoom” audio and video conferencing platform.
What can you expect to learn?
- Overview of the accessibility features built into Chrome OS
- A brief history of ChromeVox and the transition to ChromeVox Next in 2017
- Using keyboard shortcuts to navigate
- An introduction to using the ChromeVox screen reader
- How to turn ChromeVox on and off
- Overview of Chrome OS keyboard and using the ChromeVox modifier key
- Increase or decrease ChromeVox voice pitch and speaking rate
- Using sticky mode with ChromeVox commands
- Basic navigation using ChromeVox jump commands, such as moving forward and backward by item (heading, line, link, word, etc.)
- How to access the ChromeVox options page
- How to access the ChromeVox tutorial
- How to use the ChromeVox learn mode
- Using the ChromeVox menus
- Time for Q&A or personal troubleshooting
You will need:
- A Chromebook laptop or Chromebook computer will be helpful to try the ChromeVox commands yourself
- A computer with “Zoom” installed or the Zoom add-on for Chrome OS
This training will be recorded and made available for public viewing at a later time on the WCBVI YouTube Channel.