Chrome OS includes a sufficient number of accessibility features. The system is, for the most part, scaled down and lacks vast features, but the scenario is entirely compensated for by speed, security, and simplicity. Furthermore, this elegant operating system is constantly updated, keeping it ever-evolving and introducing new features with it.
The “Accessibility” section of your Chromebook’s settings has been loaded with options that make life easier for folks who have hearing or vision problems.
To name one such feature, all Chromebooks include a “High Contrast Mode” that inverts the colours on your screen. In this article, we’ll teach you how to enable this mode on your Chromebook and start using it right away. Let’s start with an overview of this functionality.
What exactly is the High Contrast Mode?
The High Contrast Mode is a feature that is accessible on all Chromebooks. This tool can be useful in a number of circumstances. For beginners, because the colours are reversed, it’s a terrific way for the visually handicapped to navigate and view the contents of their computer.
This means that black takes the place of white, and white takes the place of black. Second, it reduces eye strain and makes it easier to read, especially at night when you want to keep the brightness low. Consider the High Contrast Mode to be a negative filter, as seen in mobile phones and photography.
Enabling Chrome OS’s High Contrast Mode
We have a couple of solutions at our disposal that will quickly enable High Contrast Mode for you. Let’s get right into it with both of these.
Option #1: Make Use of a Chromebook Shortcut Key
The High Contrast Mode is easily activated by pressing a key combination. This way of enabling this accessibility feature is simple and does not necessitate any additional actions.
Hold down the “CTRL” and “Search” buttons while pressing the “H” key on your keyboard. This should allow you to invert your display and activate the High Contrast Mode. However, be aware that the key combination for this has lately changed. Instead of pressing “CTRL,” the proper entry was “Shift + Search + H.”
If you want to experiment with other accessibility features while still enabling the High Contrast Mode, the following solution is ideal.
Option #2: Make use of the Chromebook’s settings
This is a slightly more time-consuming method of activating the High Contrast Mode. This method will get you access to a plethora of accessibility options, so it is well worth a go. Let’s get started.
- Begin by navigating to the “Settings” menu on your Chromebook.
- Next, navigate to the “Settings” column on the left, scroll all the way down, and click on “Accessibility.”
- After clicking on “Accessibility,” you will be immediately directed to the relevant section. To proceed, choose “Manage accessibility features.”
- After you’ve opened the list of accessibility features, scroll down to “Use high contrast mode.” This will be the first choice in the “Display” section. To invert the colours on your screen, click the toggle next to it.
That’s all I’ve got! When you click the toggle, you’ll be taken to the High Contrast Mode. From then on, navigating interfaces that were previously difficult to read will be a breeze.
We hope this guidance was beneficial to your cause. TechRoch wishes you the best of luck!