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 a technical assistance specialist at CAST, but the views shared on this website are all his own. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. Luis was recognized with an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen! Award in 2020. Other recognitions include Apple Distinguished Educator (2009) and Google Certified Innovator (2014). Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). He currently serves as an Education and Learning strand advisor for the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA). View all posts by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.