Tuesday, May 10, 2016

10 Ways You Can Make the Web More Accessible




1. Read&Write for Google

Make files and the web accessible for those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, struggling readers & writers, and ESL/ELL. Supports multiple le types:

- Google Docs
- PDF
- ePub
- Kes

Link to Install: http://goo.gl/Q2qXIv

2. Visor

Screen dimmer and reading aid, may help with fluency, eye-strain, concentration and comprehension while reading.

Link to install goo.gl/UZEQQH

3. “Ok Google”

Search by voice
> Go to www.google.com and click on mic
> Download the app

Android: goo.gl/1MV0qL
iOS: goo.gl/KkWq0d

4. Crafty Text

This extension allows the user's text to be displayed on screen on top of a web page in large type.

Install to Chrome: goo.gl/z0alBM

5. Chrome Extensions by Google

Accessibility extensions you can add to Chrome (all made by Google).

-High Contrast
-Image Alt Text Viewer
-Long Descriptions in Context Menu
-Caret Browsing

Link to List: goo.gl/27zLNu

6. YouTube Features

-Add caption tracks to your video files. Captions help deaf and hard of hearing viewers or for
speakers of different languages.
-Activate subtitles on YouTube videos:
> Click on the gear just below your video
> Subtitles > Select Language or Off
-Transcript Option

Go to YouTube.com > Select your video> More > Transcript

7. Google Hangouts

A free video conferencing tool that lets up to 15 people connect, chat, share their desktops, and more.
> Hangout landing page: hangouts.google.com

8. Docs Voice Typing

Use your voice to type, edit and customize your doc.

> For set up and voice commands go to: goo.gl/O6GEy3

9. Drive iOS App Features

Google Drive works with the VoiceOver accessibility feature on iPhone/iPad.

> Go to Settings > Select General > Tap Accessibility
> Press VoiceOver and change its status to "On"

10. More Resources

Full list: goo.gl/rSwx1B
Google: www.google.com/accessibility/products


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