Want to learn about the free ChromeVox screen reader from Google and find out what to expect in the next version?
Check out this video from the September 2015 meeting of the New York City Accessibility & Inclusive Design meetup.
David Tseng from Google’s office in California and Peter from Google’s office in Stockholm, Sweden gave an early demo of ChromeVox Next, the new version of the ChromeVox screen reader.
- ChromeVox can be installed as an extension from the Chrome web store on Mac, Windows, or Linux. Additionally, it’s built into ChromeOS.
- You can toggle it on and off with Control + ALT (Windows) and Control + Command (Mac)
- ChromeVox changes the pitch of the control or text based on hints
- Ability to use touch with ChromeVox. When you slide or drag your finger across the screen, ChromeVox will read what is under your finger.
- Like a mobile device, ChromeVox allows you to swipe and double-tap
- Faster cycle for improvements and enhancements
- Support for Braille and speech