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Browser Accessibility Tools

This is a small collection of web browser add-ins and extensions to make the web more accessible.

Access Firefox The Internet is for everyone.

Accessibility tools and resources for Firefox end users with disabilities (primarily visual impairments)
Firefox introductory materials for those new to Firefox, or curious about it
Firefox tips and guides for all Firefox users (from beginners to power users)

Accessibility in Internet Explorer 10

Screen shot of the Zoom control slider in Internet Explorer 10 settings Or, while viewing Internet Explorer for the desktop, tap or click the Tools button at the top of the window, tap or click , and then select Zoom in, or Zoom out, or the desired percentage.

Apple - Accessibility - Resources

Apple Accessibility for Developers Apple developers can find out how to make their applications accessible on the Mac and on the iPhone. Apple Accessibility Support Get answers to your questions about the accessibility features of Apple products. Learn more Join a community of blind and low-vision users of a variety of Apple products.

Chrome & Assistive Technology (AT) - Chrome Toolbox

There are several reasons why Chrome is regarded as the most popular browser in the world: It is considered the more secure than the competition, is one the speediest, and benefits from cloud based profiles. This last feature is particularly useful for those interested in assistive technology because it allows the user to become untethered from the device.

Chrome Speak

Chrome Speak (App Version), select the text and right-click to speak with offline tts engine,


ChromeVox - Giving Voice to Chrome

Chrome Web Store - Accessibility

Extensions that can help users with special needs enjoy the web. These tools convert text to speech, enhance colors, and enlarge text and other parts of pages.

Click-free Browsing

Use mouse effortlessly: Follow links and scroll pages without clicks or touching the wheel.

Extensions Manager (aka Switcher)

Handy extensions, applications & themes manager.

Google Dictionary (by Google)

View definitions easily as you browse the web.

Google Dictionary (by Google)

View definitions easily as you browse the web.

Grammar Checker and Synonym Tool by Ginger

Ginger's leading software extension helps you communicate better in English. Correct and enhance your text with a single click by using the contextual spell checker and grammar checker. Rephrase your sentences and benefit from new text variations, synonyms for individual words and fragmented sentence completion at your fingertips.


Readability is a web and mobile app that zaps clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view.

Read&Write for Google™

Make documents accessible in Google Drive.

Scroll To Top Button

Adds a scroll to top or bottom button.

Select and Speak

Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human sounding text to speech (TTS) to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.

Speed Dial

Speed Dial for Chrome - replace Chrome new tab with your predefined visual bookmarks.




Changes zoom level according to resolution & browser size.

  • For the past 13 years, Ron has worked at the Kent Intermediate School District and Kent Career Technical Center both teaching in the classroom and supporting educator professional development.

    Ron also is an adjunct professor in the teacher education programs at Aquinas College and Cornerstone University, where he teaches both pre-service and graduate courses.

    He has many years experience in helping others understand and use technology to enhance their teaching and learning, and increase classroom engagement.

    In addition, Ron provides educational technology support and consulting services to all of the local educational entities within the service area of the Kent ISD.

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