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How to enable the Accessibility shortcut in Chrome OS

How to enable the Accessibility shortcut in Chrome OS

Short guide

  1. Click the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen, then click the Settings icon .
  2. In Settings, select Accessibility from the left-hand column. If it's not visible, click Advanced to reveal any hidden menu items.
  3. Scroll down to the Accessibility section and click the toggle switch next to Always show accessibility options in the system menu to turn it on.
  4. To access the shortcut, click the Time widget then click on the new Accessibility icon in the System menu.
  5. Click on any of the accessibility features listed to quickly turn them on or off.

Before and after

Enabling the Accessibility shortcut in Chrome OS, before and after

Video guide

This section takes you step-by-step through the process of enabling the shortcut to the accessibility features in Chrome OS, with pictures of the screens to help.

Open the System menu

1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the System menu.

Click on the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen

Click on the Settings button

2. When the System menu opens, click on the Settings button .

Click on the Settings button

Find the Accessibility settings

3. Click on the Menu button in the top-left corner of the Settings window, then scroll down and click Accessibility in the left-hand column. If you can't see Accessibility listed, click Advanced to see any hidden menu items.

Click on the Menu button then scroll down and click Accessibility. Click Advanced if you can't see it.

Enable the Accessibility shortcut

4. Scroll down to the Accessibility section in the right-hand panel and click the toggle switch next to Always show accessibility options in the system menu to turn it on.

click the toggle switch next to Always show accessibility options in the system menu

Use the accessibility shortcut

5. To access the accessibility shortcut, click the Time widget then click on the new Accessibility icon in the System menu.

Click on the Accessibility icon in the System menu

Turn accessibility features on and off

6. Click on any of the accessibility features listed to quickly turn it on or off.

Click on any of the features listed to turn them on or off

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: July-08-2021

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