Built-in Accessibility

Accessibility options are closely tied to universal design in that the product becomes usable by people with the widest range of needs and preferences. Many computers and devices are compatible with additional assistive technologies that are added to further increase access. 

GOOGLE

CHROMEBOOK

Select “Accessibility” from the welcome screen, then select settings.

Options for reading support include:

  • Spoken Feedback (screen reader)

  • Increase cursor size

  • High-Contrast mode

  • Screen Magnifier

CHROME BROWSER

  • Zoom helps to quickly increase the contents in the open window.

  • ChromeVox screen reader is a free extension which is downloaded from the Chrome store.  It aides students with visual impairments and reading challenges by providing audio support for navigation within the Chrome browser.

 

The Chrome Web Store has many accessibility extensions which can be added to the Chrome browser.

 

Chrome is compatible with some assistive technology software screen readers:

  • JAWS v.12 or higher

  • NVDA (Windows)

  • ZoomText (Windows)

  • VoiceOver (Mac, OS X)

APPLE

iOS

Speak Selection & Speak Screen support reading and comprehension. It will read web pages, eBooks (and more) out loud. 

 

Zoom is a built-in screen magnifier.

 

Guided Access gives the ability to lock one app open to help eliminate distractions.

 

OS X

Safari Reader reduces visual clutter and distractions on the web.  It works with Text to Speech to provide auditory support.

Summarize reduces the amount of text on a page into shorter condensed passages.  Select “summarize” while in TextEdit or Pages.

Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track converts text to spoken audio which can then be downloaded to any iOS device.

 

Zoom is a built-in magnifier enlarging the screen up to 20 times. It can be activated multiple ways.

MICROSOFT

OFFICE 365

Applications work with screnn readers and alternative keyboards.

Use Tell Me to navigate and assist with formatting.

Immersive Reader reads words aloud, while highlighting and optional visual reading window tool.

Use Dictate to type with your voice in the applications.

OFFICE 2013

Text to Speech for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel.

Zoom in or out on documents, presentations, and worksheets.

Read Mode for a clearer view without distracting toolbars.

OFFICE 2010

Text to Speech for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel.

Zoom in or out on documents, presentations, and worksheets.

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