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Pro-Tip: Enable Always show accessibility options in the system menu for quicker access to the most commonly used accessibility features.
The settings menus in Chrome OS can be a bit confusing. If you feel lost, close the settings tab and go back into settings again.
Display sizing makes everything on the screen look bigger but can make less information available on the screen requiring more scrolling.
The selected theme cannot be customized from the default dark background, light text provided.
Night Light reduces the blue light emitted from the computer screen. Reducing blue light may reduce eye strain when used in dimly lit or dark settings.
Magnifier can enlarge the entire screen, or a part of it as needed. Options can be adjusted using the Enable docked magnifier toggle.
One the Web: Control +
Use this shortcut to quickly increase the size of the text in programs such as any web browser or in productivity applications such as Microsoft Word or Outlook.
CHromeVox is a screen reader designed to support individuals who are blind or who have limited vision.
Mono audio may improve the listening experience for individuals who have significantly better hearing in one ear by combining the left and right audio channels into one channel.
The closed captions settings provide several options for displaying captions for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captions can also be useful for people in noisy environments or who otherwise have difficulty listening. Options include adjusting the color, size, style and presentation of the caption text and its background.
Live caption automatically creates captions for media including audio and videos.
The computer must be connected to the internet to use dictation.
Sticky keys is designed to enable one handed activation of multi-key combinations such as CTRL+ P (print) or CTRL+ Tab (switch windows). The feature holds down each system key (CTRL, Alt, Shift or Search) until an alpha-numeric key is pressed.
The on-screen keyboard may be an alternative to the hardware keyboard for individuals who have limited or no use of their hands because it can be controlled using external ability switches, adaptive pointing devices such as head pointing or using eye gaze.
Auto-click sends a left click to the computer when the mouse stops moving and is very useful when accessing the computer using head pointing or eye gaze technologies.
Switch access allows an individual to use one or multiple switches to operate a device. The switches are used to control a scanning interface on the screen. Auto and direct scanning methods are supported.
Do Not Disturb silences most notification sounds and pop-up alerts. Notifications can be enabled or disabled for specific applications when do not disturb is activated.
The select-to-speak feature offers several options including: