ChromeVox Training

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Welcome to the SRT ChromeVox for Chromebook training site!!!

This is the place to learn how to use your Chromebook with the built in ChromeVox screen reader.

Materials Needed:

A Chromebook running ChromeVox

Prerequisite Skills

Knowledge and familiarity of the ChromeBook keyboard

  • To turn on ChromeVox, simultaneously press the control, alt, and z keys. This is the same keyboard command to turn it off.
  • Troubleshooting: If you don't hear any speech, ensure that your volume is turned up by pressing the volume up key, the key 2nd from the right in the top row of the keyboard.

Note: once ChromeVox is on, do not use the mouse for navigation. Manipulation of the mouse will impact ChromeVox focus, and can impact the experience of the ChromeVox user.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for people with visual impairments, teachers of the visually impaired or other vision professionals, or parents or friends of people with visual impairments.

Course Objectives:

  • Objective 1: Understand the purpose of a screen reader.
  • Objective 2: Learn to use keyboard navigation to read text on the screen.
  • Objective 3: Learn to interact with, group, and search for different web elements including headings and links.
  • Objective 4: Learn to use keyboard navigation to create and edit text.
  • Objective 5: Learn how screen readers interact with images.
  • Objective 6: Learn to navigate tables.

One Last Thing

Every time you navigate to a new page, if you move your focus down once or twice, (by pressing search + right arrow), you will here ChromeVox say "skip to main content." Press enter, and you will bypass all the menu gobbledygook and the ChromeVox focus will be placed in the meat of our lesson content. HAVE FUN!

Available Lessons

When in doubt, start at the beginning :)

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Navigation with ChromeVox