Min and Kenji of Chrome OS team: Chrome OS and Chromebooks
Leans on speed, simplicity and security of ChromeOS
Boot in under 8 seconds, hassle-free, maintenance-free. Just sign in with Google account…all your stuff is “in the cloud.” Idea here is that your stuff is not tied to a specific machine, which is particularly important for people with disabilities who have settings “just so.”
Reviewing features of Chromebook, walked through setup:
- Accessibility is built-into OS at setup; spoken feedback provided via ChromeVox.
- Select language, keyboard, network.
- Select a picture ID
SHARABILITY: Kenji then walked through how different people can use a Chromebook by logging on with his account in “guest mode,” enabling accessibility features.
Min then asked for detailed feedback via the “Chromebook accessibility trusted test program.” This is a program where Google will provide a Chromebook to qualified “trusted testers” on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each participant will be provided with a Chromebook, with the expectation that users will be active testers.
Apply for Chromebook Accessibility Trusted Tester Program: www.chromebook.com/accessibility
Program application is open until March 15
This program is available for individuals, not large organizations or federal, state, or local government organizations.