• Assistive Technology

      What is AT?


      The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines AT as “any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.” 

      Chromebook Features

      • Select-to-Speak

        Screen reader accessibility option on Chromebooks that reads aloud text that is selected and can be paused and started again. Options to highlight each word as it is read. The color of the highlight can be changed. The masking feature will darken the rest of the screen while the highlighted text is being read aloud. The voice and language can be changed. The pitch, volume, and speed of the voice can be adjusted.


        Dictation

        Type text with your voice. You can speak to enter text in most places you type. You can even add common punctuation when you say "comma," "period," "question mark," "exclamation mark," or "exclamation point."


         Voice Typing in Google Docs

         

         

         Chromebook Accessibility Features

        An overview of how to turn on and use each accessibility feature on Google Chromebooks.

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        Fast forward to the minute each feature is discussed in the video:

        01:13
        Where to Find Features

        01:39
        ChromeVox

        02:19
        Select to Speak

        03:30
        Dictation

        04:17
        High-Contrast Mode

        04:44
        Full Screen Magnifier

        05:50
        Docked Magnifier

        06:31
        Automatic Clicks

        07:54
        On Screen Keyboard

        10:02
        Switch Access

        10:44
        Large Mouse Cursor

        11:07
        Mono Audio

        11:41
        Highlight Text Caret

        12:11
        Highlight Mouse Cursor

        12:30
        Highlight Object with Keyboard Focus

        12:56
        Sticky Keys