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Chromebooks – Are They A Viable Choice For Blind People?

Most of us are aware that Microsoft PC’s and Apple Macs have got accessibility built into them to make them usable by blind or partially sighted people.

The standard features that visually impaired people use are Zoom, which provides full-screen magnification, and Speech in the form of Voiceover on the Mac and Narrator on the PC, which speaks aloud what a sighted user would see on the screen.

Chromebook are fairly new in the world of personal computers, but they also come with accessibility built-in in the form of Zoom and Talkback. Double Tap’s Steven Scott wasn’t sure at first, but after spending some time with a Chromebook he might have changed his mind.

Listen to the Chromebook review by Steven Scott.

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I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!

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