6 Google Chrome Extensions That Improve Accessibility

Google Chrome accounts for 69% of all web browser market share, making it the most popular web browser globally. One of the main reasons Chrome is so successful is it’s ability to add third party extensions that customise how you interact with the internet.

In this blog post, we will look at 6 Google Chrome extensions that improve accessibility.

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AT Bar

This is a free, open-source, cross-browser toolbar that gives people the power to change how they see and interact with websites. The idea is to have a single toolbar that gives you all the functionality that is typically achievable with various products and settings.  With it, it changes how websites look and feels, reads text out loud and spell checks.

Get the Chrome extension.

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BeeLine Reader

 BeeLine has a colour gradient guides eyes from at the end of a line to the start of another. Reading will be easier and faster because you can quickly move between the lines. Users have noted a 30 percent increase in reading time with this extension. Grade school students to graduate-level students have used BeeLine to help them with their reading speed.

We did a full write up on BeeLine Reader which you can read here.

Get this extension.

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Google Dictionary

At some point it is likely you will come across a word that you don’t know the meaning of. With the Google Dictionary you can can do the following:

  • Double-click a word to see its definition, which will appear in a small bubble.
  • See the entire definition of any word or phrase with the toolbar dictionary.
  • Keep a list of words you looked up to review at a later time.

Get this extension.

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Grammarly

Grammarly can be a writer’s best friend, eliminating writing mistakes – spelling, grammar and tone – and provide you with the words that best describe what you’re trying to convey. This extension offers real-time feedback in Google Docs, Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Anywhere you do your writing, Grammarly offers its assistance.

Despite the name, Grammarly focuses on more than just grammar. It makes writing improvement recommendations, so the message is clear to the reader.  When you register your account, Grammarly will send you a weekly writing report about your progress and note areas that need improvement.

Check out our full write-up here

Get this extension.

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Read&Write For Google Chrome

Read&Write for Google Chrome offers customised support to access web pages, documents and other Google Drive file types a little easier.  This app helps people to engage with digital content based on their learning styles and abilities. The primary functions of Read&Write are speech to text and text to speech.

Get this extension.

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Zoom For Google Chrome

Make reading a little more comfortable with the Zoom for Google Chrome extension. Use the zoom button and mouse scroll wheel to zoom in or out on any web content.

Zoom is easy to use and is ideal for people with various eye conditions or who just have a hard time reading content on a screen. As the best magnifying browser extension, Zoom for Google Chrome offers a zoom slider so people can customise and find a percentage scale that makes it easier to read a site.

Get this extension.

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