How do I enable accessibility features on Chromebooks?

Students with approved accommodations need the Chromebook floating accessibility menu to use the built-in screen reader and other accessibility features, but it’s not available by default. Use your Admin console to change this device setting.

How to Change the Setting 

  1. Select the appropriate organizational unit. Scroll down to learn more about using organizational units to limit availability. 
  2. Go to Devices > Chrome > Settings > Device Settings > Kiosk floating accessibility menu.  

  3. Select the configuration option to show the menu in kiosk mode. 

How Students Use the Floating Accessibility Menu 

When students open Bluebook on a device that has the menu enabled, it first appears in the bottom right of the screen. Students can move it to another corner of the screen if it’s blocking something.  

How to Limit Availability 

If you want to limit the availability of the floating accessibility menu to just some testing devices, follow school or district polices for using organization units in the Admin console. 

If your school or district does not provide guidance, you can select the lowest level organizational unit that includes all testing devices requiring accessibility features. You can also use a child unit for Bluebook to prevent use of the menu in other applications.

In Figure 1 below, the floating accessibility menu was enabled only for devices in High School A > Bluebook > Accessibility so that only some devices could use the menu and only in Bluebook.

Figure 1 shows a Google Admin console with the floating accessibility menu enabled only for devices in High School A > Bluebook > Accessibility.

Learn more about installing Bluebook on Chromebooks.