Google releases ChromeVox feature for visually impaired users

The ChromeVox screen reader is an extension to Chrome that brings the speed, versatility, and security of Chrome to visually impaired users. Unlike most accessibility software, it is built using only web technologies like HTML5, CSS and Javascript. ChromeVox was designed from the start to enable unprecedented access to modern web apps, to provide a rich, desktop-like experience. This enables visually impaired users to experience the power of web applications while also giving developers a way to verify the accessibility of their web applications.
  • Together the Control and Alt keys are known as the ChromeVox keys. If you already know where these keys are located, you can press ChromeVox+Down Arrow now to move to the next paragraph.
  • ChromeVox enables you to use your keyboard to explore the web with the help of synthesized speech. You can stop ChromeVox from talking at any time by pressing the Control key
  • You can Install ChromeVox extension for Google Chrome for just one-click install on Windows and Mac.
  • Can use ChromeVox by pressing shortcut keys in your keyboard. 
Here is the short video to explain how is working ChromeVox

How to Install ChromeVox:
You can install ChromeVox from the Chrome Web Store.  Once you've reached the ChromeVox page in the Chrome web store, select the "Add to Chrome" button. In the new dialog, select the "Install" button to download and install ChromeVox in the background. That's all.

Note:- ChromeVox is still in development and currently doesn’t work in conjunction with desktop screen readers. In order to best use ChromeVox on your computer, you will need to disable your desktop screen reader when using ChromeVox.

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