Chrome OS is equipped with a suitable number of accessibility features. The system may be stripped down for the most part and may lack extensive functionality, but the scenario is wholly compensated with speed, security, and simplicity. In addition, this sleek operating system is updated consistently, making itself ever-evolving and bringing new features every time.
The “Accessibility” section in your Chromebook’s settings has been loaded with features that make life easier for those who experience difficulty hearing or seeing.
To speak of one such feature, all Chromebooks have been equipped with a “High Contrast Mode” that inverts the colors on your screen. In this article, we’ll be showing you, good folks, how to enable this mode on your Chromebook and get rolling with it right away. Let’s begin with an overview of this feature first.
What is the High Contrast Mode?
The High Contrast Mode is an accessibility feature made available across all Chromebooks. This utility can help in a variety of situations. For starters, it’s a great way for the visually impaired to browse and read the contents of their computer since the colors are basically reversed.
This means that black is substituted for white, and the latter is replaced with black. Secondly, it helps lessen the strain put on the eyes and makes it easy to read, especially at night time when you want to keep the brightness low. Consider the High Contrast Mode as a negative filter that’s commonly found in mobile phones and photography.
Enabling the High Contrast Mode on Chrome OS
We have at our disposal a couple of methods that can toggle on the High Contrast Mode for you easily. Let’s dive straight into both of these.
Option #1: Using a Chromebook Shortcut Key
The High Contrast Mode can be effortlessly enabled by using a key combination. This method of switching on this accessibility feature is purely straightforward and does not require any extra steps.
Press and hold the “CTRL” and “Search” keys and promptly press “H” on your keyboard. This should enable invert your display and enable the High Contrast Mode. Beware, though, the key combination for this was recently changed. Instead of pressing the “CTRL” key, the correct input was “Shift + Search + H.”
If you’d like to explore other accessibility features and enable the High Contrast Mode just as well, the next method is definitely for you.
Option #2: Using Chromebook’s Settings
This is a relatively longer method of turning the High Contrast Mode on. By following this method, you’ll be gaining access to a whole lot of accessibility features, so it is indeed worth a shot. Let’s begin.
1) Begin by going to your Chromebook’s “Settings.”
2) Next, turn to the column on the left in your “Settings,” scroll all the way down, and click on “Accessibility.
3) After clicking on “Accessibility,” you’ll be directed to the particular section promptly. Click on “Manage accessibility features” to continue.
4) After opening up the list of accessibility features, make your way down and find “Use high contrast mode.” This is going to be the first option under the “Display” section. Click on the toggle beside it to invert the colors on your screen.
That’s about it! After clicking on the toggle, you’ll be shifted to the High Contrast Mode. From there on out, getting around interfaces that previously seemed hard to read will become a breeze.
We hope that this guide was helpful for your cause. Chrome Ready wishes you good luck out there!