The Staunton Media Lab has created a Soundcloud playlist for its Chromebook Accessibility Tutorials — a series of four tutorials on using the Chromebook for the blind and those with low vision — written, narrated and edited by SML Audio Director, Coley Evans.
The playlist consists of four individual tutorials that can be listened to separately, but also work well sequentially. Here are descriptions of the material covered in each tutorial.
Part 1: The Chromebook. This tutorial introduces the Chromebook, the Chrome web browser, and ChromeVox, the screen reader program bundled with the Chromebook.
Part 2: The Status Tray. Includes information on your Internet and Network settings, your Chromebook settings, and the all-important Accessibility settings for the Chromebook.
Part 3: The Shelf. Used to locate, add, or pin apps or applications. The shelf is also used for working with folders and files.
Part 4: The Web Browser. Since the Chromebook is a “netbook” computer that primarily uses cloud-based applications and storage solutions, web browsing is its primary function. Covers how to navigate the web browser, the address bar, and tools to the right and left of the address bar, keystrokes necessary to open your history, settings, extensions, and other essential functions.
The Staunton Media Lab will continue to produce tutorials on Chromebook accessibility, as well as Chromebook applications. The Chromebook is an inexpensive “netbook” computer that has very little storage or memory. Rather, it works to access applications in the cloud, such as Google Docs, YouTube, Soundcloud, Zoho, Microsoft 365, Facebook, as well as video editing software, audio editing software, and other frequently-used tools at the Staunton Media Lab.
Please stay tuned for more programming and tutorials related to the Chromebook and connect with us on social media to be notified of new releases.