In today’s post I am sharing with you this collection of Chrome extensions to help particularly students with dyslexia enhance their reading skills. The tools bring added functionalities to Chrome browser converting it into a clutter free space where students can focus on their reading. Most of these extensions offer features such as annotations, OCR services, speech to text, special fonts, dictation, and many more. This selection is based on my own experience as an EdTech blogger. If you think I missed a good title to include to this list, please share with me on my social media profiles.
Features: Text to speech, text and picture dictionaries, dictation, word prediction, summarize text on web pages…
Features: Dyslexia fonts, adjust word and letter spacing, font size, and paragraph width;embedded dictionary, highlighter, OCR, dictation,screenshot capture, translation, Immersive reader, Dyslexia ruler, colour blindness controls, text to speech, word prediction, spell check, and more.
Features: Read aloud, dynamic text leveling, translation (supports 100+ languages), study tools, remove distractions,color overlay, picture dictionary, screenshot reader, OCR, annotation, and more.
Features: remove clutter from web pages, adjust typeface and text size, send to kindle functionality, printing optimization, sharing through social media.
“BeeLine uses a color gradient to guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next…he BeeLine extension works on millions of news websites and blogs, and you can even read Kindle books, Google Docs, and gmail with it.”
“Open-Dyslexic is an open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. This extension overrides all fonts on web pages with the OpenDyslexic font, and formats pages to be more easily readable.”
“Strips away clutter like buttons, background images, and changes the page’s text size, contrast and layout for better readability.”