To earn CEUs for this session, you must be present for the entire live event and discussion which will take place Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT. You must also complete the Knowledge Assessment.
Chromebooks have come a long way since their initial introduction. For the average student, these devices have grown in popularity due to their relatively low cost and simple platform. As they increase in popularity they will also increase within the student populations that we serve. However, since Chromebooks have their own operating system, ChromeOS, there is a learning curve to the “ins and outs” of their accessibility. The goal of this session will be to review the basics of Chromebooks with a focus on the accessibility features built into the software including text-to-speech, display features, keyboard and touchpad settings, and audio settings.
- Participants will develop their ability to use ChromeVox, the ChromeOS screen reader, through practical, real-world instruction and demonstration led by an instructor proficient in screen reader usage and evaluated by quiz questions asking them to associate keyboard shortcuts with their corresponding actions.
- Participants will be able to identify the basic accessibility tools that are built in to ChromeOS as demonstrated through True/False questions.
- Participants will demonstrate their understanding of the ChromeOS accessibility tools by actively participating in the session and the moderated discussion that follows.
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