Devices designed for all learners
Chromebooks include accessibility straight out of the box, unlocking learning experiences for students with diverse needs, abilities and learning styles. Built-in settings and easy-to-use apps and extensions help customise the learning experience to include and engage every student.
Every student deserves a quality education, with the tools they need to explore, discover, create and achieve their full potential. Chromebooks help extend and expand the modern learning experience to more students, including those with disabilities and diverse approaches to learning.
In classrooms around the world, Chromebooks are connecting students to the information that they need, in the way that they need to experience it, with the tools that they need to do their best work.
Enhance visual clarity
Make on-screen content easier to see and read with a few keystrokes or clicks of the mouse.
Increase size of all items
Enlarge all on-screen text and visuals, and easily revert if necessary.
Turn on the built-in screen magnifiers to automatically enlarge on-screen content every time you log in.
Make on-screen content audio-accessible with synthesised speech.
Adjust mouse cursor size
Enlarge the mouse cursor so that it’s easier to see as you’re working.
Invert screen and text colours for sharper contrast and easier reading.
Highlight cursor and text
Make the mouse cursor, keyboard-focused item or text insertion point easier to spot with coloured circles that fade after a second to avoid distraction.
Select specific content to hear it out loud, in synthesised speech, to aid comprehension.
Attach a compatible USB or Bluetooth-refreshable braille display so that teachers and technicians can work with visually impaired users.
Adjust audio preferences and view closed captions
Help someone who is deaf or hard of hearing access information from audio- and video-based content.
Play the same sound through both speakers for users who are deaf or hard of hearing in one ear.
Access closed captioning for videos that meet the latest standards.
Give students options for entering information
Empower students who might have difficulty using a standard keyboard.
Type using a touchscreen or mouse, or use handwriting or dictation to enter information on screen.
Customise touchpad settings to enable automatic clicks, tap dragging or tap to click functionality.
Physical keyboard settings
Tailor keyboard settings to adjust the keyboard repeat rate and the delay time before a key repeats to aid accurate typing.
Perform keyboard shortcuts by pressing only one key at a time instead of holding down multiple keys at once.
See how educators are using Chromebooks to support all learnersSee all case studies
Harrison Township benefits from accessibility tools
Teachers use accessibility features available on the district’s Chromebooks to help all students.
Ontario’s Upper Grand District, USA, gives equal access to learning tools using Chromebooks
Text-to-speech and speech-to-text features have been game-changers for the district.
Creating an 'accessibility for all' culture in classrooms through technology
Accessibility features can improve the learning experience for all students – without singling out those with disabilities.
Customise with apps and extensions to meet individual needs
Explore a range of resources to help tailor the Chromebook experience for students’ diverse needs and learning styles.