chrome extensions for disabilities masterpost

themkneesocks:

I have seen a lot of posts on here talking about individual extensions for chrome to help people, but I haven’t seen a place where they’re compiled together. So here you are!

font/text

  • no caps – Makes everything lower case
  • Open Dyslexic: changes the font to Open Dyslexic and makes it larger. Personal favourite.
  • Dyslexie: changes the font to dyslexie and allows change to font size and colour (blue). Can be turned off. (Doesn’t seem to work on facebook)
  • Font Changer: Allows you to change the font on specific website or on everything using a Google Font. I believe you can also upload your own, if there’s a specific font you need.
  • BeeLine Reader: Uses a gradient so your eye follows along one line to the next

overlays/colour change

  • Color Overlay – Irlen Filter for Chromebook: Puts a coloured overlay over the screen. can choose colour and opacity. 
  • Sunglasses: Tints the screen grey to reduce contrast
  • Desaturate: Removes all colour and makes everything a greyscale
  • High Contrast: Change contrast or invert colour scheme
  • Deluminate: Similar to High Contrast, but tries to keep photos in tact
  • G.lux: Makes the colour of the display change depending on the time of day (also cuts down on blue light so it’s easier to fall asleep)

reduce visual distraction

  • Readability: Can change things such as margins, colours, etc… as well as reduce visual business
  • Ad Block Plus: blocks ads. What more needs to be said?
  • FlashControl: Stops flash animations running by themselves
  • Hide GIFS: Allows you to keep GIFS from displaying
  • Text Mode: Loads pages in black/white, covers images, with text only.

audio

  • SpeakIt!: Reads small section of highlighted text aloud
  • Chrome SpeakReads small section of highlighted text aloud
  • Announcify: Reads full web pages. Warning: may stop in the middle of text or not read for the full thing.