We all have experienced a time when a student brings you a Chromebooks that looks a bit funky. Here are a series of Chromebook problems (when accessibility features are turned on) and how to fix them.
Here is a short list of common learning distracting accessibility options (when not needed)
- ChromeVox (Spoken Feedback): anything you mouse over the Chromebook will dictate
- High Contrast Mode (colors are inverted): the screen will look like a negative image
- Screen Magnifier: screen will be magnified, moving the cursor will will navigate to different sections
- Large Mouse Cursor: mouse cursor is very big
All of these tools can be turned off from the status area (bottom right side). Seeing a hand icon in this area is a good indicator that accessibility features are turned on.
- Click on the hand
- Click Accessibility from the menu
- Uncheck the tool that is turned on.
Note: for the large mouse tool, you will have to the same steps but press settings… and then uncheck this option.