Google Chrome Browser Extensions to Assist Students

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Text to Speech

  • Natural Reader Text to Speech - Free text to speech extension that will read an entire page aloud, premium features can be purchased.
  • Read The Web - Text to speech extension provided by Kurzweil 3000. Current FSW students, faculty, staff, and administrators can request an account by contacting ADAptive Services.

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  • BeeLine Reader - Uses a unique color adjustable color pattern to make the on-screen text within the browser easier to read.
  • MagicScroll Web Reader - De-clutters web pages and transforms the page into a scroll reader.
  • Postlight Reader - De-clutters web pages of ads and other distractions and allows customization of text display.
  • OpenDyslexic Font - Changes all fonts displayed within the browser to the OpenDyslexic Font for easier reading for dyslexia.

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  • Auto Highlight - Automatically highlights the important content on article pages to aid in summarization, while also leaving the original text.
  • Color Enhancer - Enhances the color profile of browser content to help increase the contrast of colors.
  • Dyslexia Friendly - Provides an on-screen ruler to aid concentration and can also change all fonts displayed within the browser to the OpenDyslexic Font or Comic Sans for easier reading.
  • High Contrast - Converts web pages into a high contrast color theme.
  • Visor - Screen dimmer and reading aid, may help with fluency, eye-strain, concentration, and reading comprehension.

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  • Click-free Browsing - Hover mouse pointer over scroll areas added to the browser to scroll without clicking.
  • CraftyCursor - Customizable cursor highlighting when enabled so that you can easily show someone through a screencast, etc. It also shows you what keys are pressed, such as escape, control, or alt.
  • CrxMouse Chrome™ Gestures - Gesture with the mouse to navigate the web.
  • Smart TOC (Table of Contents) - Automatically creates a floating table of contents for the current web page, selecting an entry will scroll the page to the section.

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Speech to Text

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