Table of contents

Setting up personas on Chromebooks

Everything needs to be done only once when setting up the profile, unless it’s explicitly stated to do it once per device.

All personas

  • Settings > Advanced > Accessibility > Always show accessibility options in the system menu
  • Settings > Device > Power > When idle > Keep display on (once per device)
  • Settings > Device > Power > Sleep when lid is closed > off (once per device)
  • Settings > People > Manage other people > Restrict sign-in to the following users… (once per device, can only be done by owner, i.e. first user to ever log in, and when every profile has logged in at least once)
  • Settings > enable Appearance: Show Home button > Enter custom web address: https://alphagov.github.io/accessibility-personas/[persona]/
  • Settings > On start-up > Open a specific page or set of pages > Add a new page > https://alphagov.github.io/accessibility-personas/[persona]/ [settings are retained but pages only open at start-up of the laptop, not when just starting the browser]
  • Unpin everything from shelf except Chrome

Claudia

Simulation

None (cannot be done realistically, would be made worse by zoom, but low tech solutions like simulation specs work)

Tools

Accessibility >

  • High contrast mode
  • Full-screen magnifier
  • Settings > Manage accessibility features > Full-screen zoom level: 4x (once per device)
  • Large mouse cursor
  • Highlight text caret
  • Highlight mouse cursor
  • Highlight object with keyboard focus

Ashleigh

Simulation

Install extension: Stylus

Open heavy-blur.user.css in the browser; when Stylus opens, click the “Install style” button (once per device)

Tools

Accessibility > ChromeVox (once per device)

Ron

Simulation

Install extension: Stylus

Open light-blur.user.css in the browser; when Stylus opens, click the “Install style” button (once per device)

Install extension: Tampermonkey

Follow the instructions to allow script syncing (once per device)

Open wobbly-mouse.user.js in the browser; when Tampermonkey opens, click on the “Install” button

Tools

None

Chris

Simulation

Enable “debugging keyboard shortcuts” in chrome://flags/#ash-debug-shortcuts (and restart) (once per device)

Toggle the touchpad off with Search + Shift + P

Tools

Install extension: Handsfree for Web (give permissions once per device)

When request to use your microphone pops up, click “Allow” button (once per device)

Handsfree for Web settings:

  • Stop listening after 3 minutes of silence
  • Language: English (United Kingdom)

Pawel

Simulation

Install extension: Chrome Sound Effects

Install extension: Stylus

Open distractions.user.css in the browser; when Stylus opens, click the “Install style” button (once per device)

Install extension: Tampermonkey

Follow the instructions to allow script syncing (once per device)

Open distractions.user.js in the browser; when Tampermonkey opens, click on the “Install” button

Tools

Install extension: Midnight Lizard (enable extension and give permissions once per device)

Simone

Simulation

Install extension: Tampermonkey

Follow the instructions to allow script syncing (once per device)

Open scramble-letters.user.js in the browser; when Tampermonkey opens, click on the “Install” button

Tools

Install extensions:

Accessibility > Select-to-Speak (shouldn’t be used while simulation is running)

Saleem

Simulation

Install extension: Tampermonkey

Follow the instructions to allow script syncing (once per device)

Open translate-to-piglatin.user.js in the browser; when Tampermonkey opens, click on the “Install” button

Tools

None