Students with approved accommodations need the Chromebook floating accessibility menu to use the built-in screen reader, text-to-speech, and other accessibility features. Because Bluebook™ runs in kiosk mode, the menu is not available by default and a student’s custom Chromebook settings won’t work. Use your Admin console to change this device setting.
How to Enable Accessibility Features
- Select the appropriate organizational unit. Scroll down to learn more about using organizational units to limit availability.
- Go to Devices > Chrome > Settings > Device Settings.
- Change the Kiosk floating accessibility menu setting to show the menu in kiosk mode and click Save.
- Change the Kiosk accessibility shortcuts setting to enable keyboard shortcuts and click Save.
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 should use the Toggle menu position button to move it so it doesn’t block Bluebook navigation buttons during testing.
Recommended Deployment Strategy
You should always follow school or district polices for using organizational units (OUs) in the Admin console, but if your school or district does not provide guidance we recommend using organizational units (OUs) to:
Limit the availability of the floating accessibility menu and accessibility shortcuts.
Isolate applications that require conflicting device settings.
For example, the images below show how High School A used OUs to make sure that only some devices can use accessibility features in kiosk mode, and only on Bluebook. They took these steps:
They limited the availability of Bluebook by creating a Bluebook OU and deploying the app only to devices within that OU (figure 1).
Then they added an accessibility OU within the Bluebook OU, enabling the floating accessibility menu and accessibility shortcuts for devices assigned to the accessibility subgroup only (figure 2).
Finally, they uninstalled the Other Testing App from those devices (figure 3). Note that they used a separate OU for the Other Test so they can uninstall Bluebook from those devices if necessary.