To spotlight Nationwide Incapacity Employment Consciousness Month, Google is rolling out just a few new accessibility options to Chrome OS, together with improved select-to-speech and an accessibility hub.
The corporate’s newest weblog submit says that in an upcoming replace, customers will be capable to change their cursors’ color to enhance visibility and add personalization to every consumer’s laptop. There are seven new colors — purple, yellow, inexperienced, cyan, blue, magenta and pink.
A brand new ‘Choose-to-speak’ possibility permits folks to spotlight textual content on the display screen so it may be spoken out loud.
To take this additional, the corporate is enhancing its ‘ChromeVox’ software program, which is its built-in display screen reader tech. The corporate says that is crucial for folks with low or no imaginative and prescient. The brand new model mechanically modifications the display screen reader’s voice primarily based on the web page’s language, and it has some new menu choices.
To make all of those updates straightforward to entry, Google is releasing a brand new Chromebook accessibility hub that options tutorials and different information to assist folks use the brand new options and get probably the most out of their laptops.
There are just a few different smaller updates, and a information for serving to kids with disabilities use Chromebooks for distant studying.
You’ll be able to learn all about it in Google’s blog post.