Although I personally use Apple product in my day to day work, it is great to see that accessibility is being considered by most of the industry when it comes to the devices available for students. A great example is the Chromebook, which is a low cost device that is very popular in education right now. The Chromebook runs Chrome OS, a streamlined operating system that emphasizes access to cloud-based tools and resources. In this video tutorial, I provide a quick overview of the accessibility features built into Chrome OS, including: a screen reader (ChromeVox), a screen magnifier, an option for enlarging the cursor, a high contrast mode and more.
Published by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.
Luis Pérez is an inclusive learning consultant based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida, and he is the author of Mobile Learning for All: Supporting Accessibility with the iPad, from Corwin Press. Luis has been honored as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, and as Google in Education Certified Innovator in 2014. He is also a TouchCast and Book Creator Ambassador. Luis currently serves as the Professional Learning Chair of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which recognized him as its 2016 Outstanding Inclusive Educator. His work has appeared in publications such Teaching Exceptional Children, Closing the Gap Solutions, THE Journal, and The Loop Magazine. In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured in Better Photography magazine, Business Insider, the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald. Luis has presented at national and international conferences such as South by Southwest EDU, ISTE, CSUN, ATIA and Closing the Gap. View all posts by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.