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Accessibility Extensions for Google Chrome

Google Chrome Extensions are applications that run inside the Chrome browser and provide additional functionality. Below is a list of Accessibility Extensions for Google Chrome that students may find useful.

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Read&Write for Google Docs

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  • Make any Google document accessible
  • Read&Write for Google Docs adds many of the popular support features of Read&Write GOLD to Google Docs documents including: Text To Speech with Dual Synchronized Highlighting, Highlighting, Talking Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Vocabulary Tool and Study Skills tools to capture Google highlights
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Speak It

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  • The Speak It extension enables you to have the text on most webpages read to you
  • Simply highlight the text on the page you are reviewing then right-click to activate Speak It. Then click the play button to have the text read to you
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ChromeVox

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  • The ChromeVox extension is a screen reader that enables visually impaired users to experience the power of web applications
  • Simple and powerful navigation that is easy to learn and quickly gets new users up to speed browsing the web
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Readability Redux

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  • Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web easier and more enjoyable
  • Removes the clutter around what you're reading
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Chrome Daltonize!

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  • The Chrome Daltonize! extension exposes details in images to color blind computer users, allowing them to catch details they may have otherwise missed
  • Provides enhancement for people with Protanopia (red-green), Deuteranopia (red-green), or Tritanopia (blue-yellow)
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Zoomy

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  • The Zoomy extension overrides the default zoom (text and images) for all websites
  • Changes zoom level according to resolution & browser size
  • Default zoom can be set manually or automatic
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Keyboard Navigation

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  • The Keyboard Navigation extension allows you to browse the web without using the mouse
  • Allows you to move the mouse while holding the right mouse button to trigger actions, such as page navigation or tab management
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Metalmouth Voice Browser

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  • The Metalmouth extension provides navigation by voice commands
  • Includes tab navigation support, navigation by voice commands, web pages read out-loud, intuitive keyboard controls, interaction with page items, dynamic content support, video / audio support and rich off-screen model
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Google Dictionary

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  • View definitions easily as you browse the web
  • Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble
  • Includes audio pronunciation
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