This guide takes you step-by-step through enabling voice dictation in Chrome OS, complete with pictures of the screens to help.
1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the System menu, then click the Settings button .
2. Select Accessibility from the column on the left-hand side. If Accessibility is not visible, click Advanced to reveal more menu items.
3. In the right-hand panel, click on Manage accessibility features
4. Scroll down to the Keyboard and text input section and click the toggle switch next to Enable dictation (speak to type) to turn dictation on.
5. If you need to dicate in a different language, or even just another variant of English, go to Language and click Change.
6. When you enable dictation, a microphone button appears in the status bar in the bottom-right of the screen. When the cursor is in an area where you can enter text, click the button and start talking. The words will appear on the screen as you speak. Dictation will end automatically if you stop talking, or you can click the microphone button again to turn it off.
Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.