127 students

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.

Learning Goals:

  1. 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.
  2. Participants will be able to identify the basic accessibility tools that are built in to ChromeOS as demonstrated through True/False questions.
  3. Participants will demonstrate their understanding of the ChromeOS accessibility tools by actively participating in the session and the moderated discussion that follows.

Instructor

  • Derek graduated from the University of Louisville in 2015 with a Master’s of Science in Justice Administration and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Psychology. Upon graduation, he worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts for three years as a Court Designated Worker processing Juvenile offenders for the Jefferson County area. Derek then moved to the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation as an instructor for the Blind Services division in Assistive Technology and has since transferred to the Assistive Technology Branch as an Assistive Technology Specialist. In total, he has been with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for three years. Derek lives in Louisville with his wife Lauren and his five-year-old daughter Skyler. Derek is totally Blind and uses a guide dog named Holly. His hobbies include music, technology, and reading.

  • Seth Basham is a Rehabilitation Technologist for the University of Kentucky. He received a B.A. degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University. He has been active in the field of assistive technology for the past 5 years and active in vocational rehabilitation for the past 9 years. His background includes experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and as a Job Placement Specialist for the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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