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Enabling Accessibility Features on Your HP Chromebook or Chromebox (Chrome OS)
This document applies to HP Chromebook or Chromebox with Chrome OS.
Chrome OS provides accessibility enhancement settings, allowing you to increase the size or visibility of items on the display, or to turn on spoken feedback. Use the steps in this document to enable accessibility features on your device.
For additional information regarding accessibility features in Google products, refer to Making Google accessible (in English).
Making the display easier to see in Chrome OS
High contrast mode and screen magnifier are accessibility features that make the Chromebook display easier to see. High contrast mode inverts the picture so that a white background appears black, black text appears white, and colors are inverted (for example, blue text or graphics become orange).
When using screen magnifier, a cropped portion of the display is magnified to fill the entire screen. Moving the mouse pointer to the left or right side of the screen scrolls sideways. Moving the mouse pointer to the top or bottom of the screen scrolls up or down, respectively.
Use the following steps to turn on high contrast mode and screen magnifier:
  1. Click the status area of the taskbar, and then click Settings.
    Figure : Settings
    Status area menu with Settings selected
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Accessibility section of the Settings page, click to place check marks next to each desired accessibility feature.
    Figure : Accessibility options, with high contrast mode and screen magnifier enabled
    Accessibility options menu with high contrast mode and screen magnifier enabled
Turning on screen reader in Chrome OS
The Chrome operating system uses a screen reader called ChromeVox to provide spoken feedback, describing and narrating what displays on the screen. Use the following steps to turn on ChromeVox on your device:
NOTE:
From the sign-in screen, press the Ctrl + Alt + Z keys to turn spoken feedback on or off.
  1. Click the status area of the taskbar, and then click Settings.
    Figure : Settings
    Status area menu with Settings selected
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Accessibility section of the Settings page, click to place a check mark next to Enable spoken feedback.
    Figure : Enable spoken feedback
    Accessibility options menu with spoken feedback enabled
  4. Refer to the ChromeVox User Guide (in English) for detailed instructions about using Google's screen reader, ChromeVox.
    NOTE:
    The screen reader does not read the passwords you enter. The narrator says "dot" for each character entered in a password field.