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How to make the computer talk using the ChromeVox screen reader in Chrome OS

How to make the computer talk using the ChromeVox screen reader in Chrome OS

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How to enable ChromeVox
ChromeVox settings
ChromeVox keyboard shortcuts menu
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How to enable ChromeVox

  1. Check the volume of your device is set to a comfortable level because ChromeVox will begin speaking as soon as it is enabled.
  2. To turn ChromeVox on or off, press Ctrl + Alt + z. Once enabled, the ChromeVox toolbar will appear at the top of the screen.
  3. An orange rectangle will highlight the part of the screen that is active, i.e. the item that is being read aloud or the item that you are interacting with, like the search box shown below.
  4. To access the ChromeVox tutorial hold down the Search key  and press o + t
  5. To exit the tutorial, press the Esc key.

ChromeVox settings

To open ChromeVox settings, hold down the Search key  and press  o + o.  Or, select the settings icon in the top-right of the screen.

ChromeVox keyboard shortcuts menu

To see a list of all the keyboard shortcuts you can use with ChromeVox, hold down the Search key  and press . (period). Or, select the ChromeVox logo icon in the top-left of the screen.

The ChromeVox logo icon (an illustration of a mouth speaking) in the far-left of the ChromeVox toolbar.

More information

Google’s ChromeVox Help centre
Google’s ChromeVox introduction video

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.

Created on: September-04-2017

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