5 Chrome Tools for People with Special Needs

I’ve gotten several requests for Google Chrome extensions for different special needs in recent months.  I did a piece on 7 available extensions for learning disabilities back in November 2015.  However, due to the demand, I thought I’d discuss a few more! While my original post was written primarily for students with learning disabilities, this post […]

Color Enhancer: Chrome extension helps those with color blindness

Color blindness is a real condition affecting up to 300 million people worldwide.  It can create difficulties in daily life when discerning color is important (e.g. reading charts, etc.)  Fortunately, Google Chrome offers an extension called Color Enhancer to help these individuals better view the internet. The Google Accessibility team developed Color Enhancer for those […]

7 Google extensions & apps for learning disabilities

Several students with learning disabilities are able to complete their work along with their peers, the only difference is they may need tools to help them complete certain tasks.  In several posts, I’ve written about different smartphone and tablet apps that may benefit these students.  However, completing studious tasks (e.g. word processing, reading, etc.) tends to be easier […]

Snap&Read Universal

From childhood through adulthood, many individuals face challenges in reading.  Fortunately, there are assistive technology options available to help these individuals.  For some students, “simply hearing passages aloud is enough to understand them.  Other students need leveled text.”  The creators behind Snap&Read Universal believe that a reading accommodation should do both.  So what exactly is Snap&Read […]

Co:Writer Universal

In its simplest form, writing is recording and it comes from the human desire to communicate.  Furthermore, the best writing goes deeper and transforms an idea from the writer’s mind into words.  However, for some individuals, there is a wall between the idea and conveying it into words; this barrier is often built by grammar and spelling difficulties and as […]