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.
Chad Flexon, Supervisor of Instruction, Harrison Township
'We are very mindful of how special education students might become isolated and seen as different from their peers. Chromebooks and Google Workspace for Education really help us level the playing fields – without students even realising that the playing field has been levelled.'
Turn on the built-in screen magnifiers to automatically enlarge on-screen content every time you log in.
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.
Play the same sound through both speakers for users who are deaf or hard of hearing in one ear.
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.
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.