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Helperbird Google Chrome Extension

Google Chrome offers so many extensions to help improve the popular browser’s accessibility for individuals with varying special needs.  There are different extensions available to help individuals annotate or convert a website’s text into speech.  Helperbird offers all these tools and more in one extension! According to its description on the Chrome Web Store: “Helperbird […]

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LipSurf the Web

Most of today’s households include one or more smart speakers, like Alexa or Google Home. But the problem with smart speakers is they are isolated from the web. That’s where LipSurf comes in — offering voice control for the web! It’s a tool that helps users finish everyday tasks by utilizing voice control — and […]

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VoiceNote II Chrome Extension

Over the years, I have written about several Google Chrome Extensions that may benefit individuals with or without special needs.  I have yet to cover the VoiceNote II Chrome Extension, however. VoiceNote II is a standalone word processor that opens in its own Chrome window.  The extension’s key feature is dictation, which allows children to […]

Tools to Improve the Virtual Learning Environment

Instead of heading to classrooms and cracking open textbooks, more students are now learning at home and interacting with their teachers via virtual platforms. It’s in scenarios like this that Easterseals Crossroads proves to be a vital resource. During the introduction of a recent full-day training session on Assistive Technology Tools and Supports for Remote […]

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TellyPrompt Google Chrome Extension

We’ve been writing and talking about different Google Chrome Extensions a lot lately on our blogs, Tech Tips, and podcasts.  Yet another useful Chrome tool is the TellyPrompt Google Chrome Extension. After installing the extension, you’ll no longer need a fancy teleprompter box.  TellyPrompt is a free extension that transforms your device into its own […]

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Extensity for Google Chrome

Google Chrome offers so many built-in accessibility features.  In addition to that, there are countless extensions you can add to the browser to make the browser even more accessible.  Monday’s Tech Tip features our very own director, Brian Norton, introducing yet another extension called Extensity.  In sum, Extensity quickly enables/disables Google Chrome extensions.  According to its description, it is “the ultimate tool for lightning-fast […]