Chrome Web Store Link
Chrome Web Store Link

That's right I'm a Google Junkie! I've been running the latest Beta version of Google Chrome and love the features available in the new chrome web store. Really I just happened by it by chance. Oh Free Apps, so I spent some time exploring. They have as many Apps as the Apple Market and their available for both Mac and Windows platforms. First I ran though the educational apps for my kids and well the work great on my HP touch. My favorite app is Zoodles! This app is available on iTunes, the Android Market, as well as Chrome. You can customize the programing by inputing you child's age and it will generate age appropriate videos and games for them to play and learn.

On to the Accessibility Apps - The Chrome Web Store to me is like shopping in the mall the day before Christmas. Its busy and not well organized in my opinion. In order to find what your looking for you had better be familiar with key terms such as: Text to Speech, Zoom, Reader, and Accessibility. Actually most of the apps are listed under the label Extensions, although some are listed as Utilities. Thus don't try searching for an app based on a specific disability such as Visual Impairment.

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Chrome Browser Download
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White Text, Black Background, Blue Links
Turns text white, links blue and background black. Visually impaired may find the negative to the average a little easier to read. Actually saves energy too because the monitor uses less power to display black. If you have a darker theme and like that look, you might also find this useful.

TidyRead renders web pages with better readability as an-easy-to-read manner, similar to eBooks, by accurately extracting the context text and removing the cluttered materials. Read what you should and nothing else.
TidyRead extracts the text from almost any web site and displays it on an easy to read page that removes all of the clutter that can make reading on the internet so hard sometimes. While reading is one of the main activities on the internet, a lot of sites pay very little attention to the readability of their text. Instead, the reader's eye is constantly drawn to other UI elements, ads, and widgets. TidyRead strips away all the extra stuff from news or blog article pages, leaving you with some nicely formatted text to read.

Change Colors
Change Colors replaces a page's styling (colors, fonts, etc.) according to the user's preferences.
Features list:
- Quick page action to apply/remove styling overrides on a per page, per domain or global basis.
- Optional font family and font size configuration
- Ability to add new custom fonts
- Optional background, text, links and visited links color configuration
- Option for showing/hiding images
- Option for showing/hiding flash objects
- Keyboard shortcuts

Readability Redux
"Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the cluter around what you're reading."

The Zoomy extension overrides the default zoom (text and images) for all websites.
Default zoom can be set manually or automatic
The automatic mode depends on the browser width, resizing the browser causes live changes and it's Intended for widescreen or high resolution users. (bigger than 1024px)

Forget about scaling the same page again and again. This extension saves the zoom level for every page and offers optional text zoom.
- Different zoom level for every website.
- Optional Text Zoom (experimental)
- Keyboard control (Ctrl + "[", Ctrl + "]", Ctrl + "\")
- Site fixes (Google Reader, Google Docs, Gmail)

ChromeVis (by Google)
This extension magnifies any selected text on a webpage. The magnified text is displayed inside of a separate lens and preserves the original page layout. You can change both the lens text color and the lens background color.
Two lens display options:
- the Anchored Lens, which is always at the top of the window
- the Floating Lens, which floats immediately above the selected text
You can select text on a webpage using your mouse or with your keyboard. Activate the lens with the keyboard or by pressing the ChromeVis icon. Use the keyboard to move your selection around by paragraph, sentence, word, or character.

This extension styles -- or rather "unstyles" -- the web. Just imagine: text is black, backgrounds are white, unread links are blue, visited links are purple, all links are underlined. Or any other colors you like. And all text is rendered in your default fonts (as defined in "Options" > "Under the Hood" > "Change font and language settings"). Everywhere. Automatically.

Chrome Daltonize!
A technique of exposing detail to color blind users, allowing them to see what they would have otherwise missed.
Color vision deficiency (CVD), commonly referred to as color blindness, affects around 5% of the population (8% of males, and 0.5% of women) or one out of every twenty computer users.

Screen Reader
It uses the Audio API and a Text-To-Speech service to read website text on click on it.
To toggle reader on/off click to speaker icon on extensions toolbar. If turned on you need to click on text paragraph and wait to audio (from google TTS service) will be downloaded (mostly less than 3 sec).

Browse more efficiently: Preview links and images without leaving your current tab. Mouseover any link and click the 'ez' icon (or press ALT and mouseover link) to show the linked page in a separate preview overlay or split screen. This is somewhat similar to the FireFox CoolPreviews plugin. ezLinkPreview finds all http links on a page.

Auto Reader
Purpose: scroll down a page at a steady rate
shift + page down: will scroll down a page, multiple times will increase scrolling speed
shift + page up: will scroll up a page, multiple times will increase scrolling speed
shift + end or left click: will slow and or stop scrolling

Scroll Button
Scroll to top or bottom of document using scroll button in a click. The button is draggable and resizable for easy positioning.

I've written spread to see if it helps to overcome the (too long, didn't read) problems.
Works as described below:
- Highligt the text you'd like to read faster
- "speed read this text" button will pop up, click it.
- reader area will pop up in the middl of the screen
- click start, and play with settings as you desire

Write Space
Write Space is a customizable full-screen text-editor that lives in your web-browser. It is designed to minimize the distractions that come between you and your writing.
Persistent auto-save. The document is automatically saved with every key-press, so you don't have to worry about losing your work.
Offline. The application is completely self-contained, which means that it will continue to function even if you don't have an internet connection.
Saves data locally. Write Space saves your data on your own computer, not on some external server.
Live document statistics. No need to dig around menus or open a dialog box to get the word count.
Customizable. You can change the font, background, width of the editor window, and more.

Read Later Fast
- Have too many tabs open?
- Do not want to clutter your bookmark folders with temporary links?
- Want to be able to read offline or make sure you have an archived version?
- Want to read webpages fast, like a slideshow, and as clean-text?
If you have these pains or needs, then this app is for you!

Read On Phone
Using this app, you can send links to your Android. The information you send shows up on your Android INSTANTLY and SMARTLY, so that
- a phone number auto-populates the phone dialer
- a youtube link automatically opens up the Youtube video
- a map link automatically opens up the map app
- and AMAZINGLY, a link intended for reading is automatically converted to clean-text for easy reading!!!

View Page as Text
Using the HTML2Txt service found at it's possible to view a web page as text only. This is about as close as you can get to 'Google goggles' and it's essential that you understand how the search engines will see your site.

iDoc is a small, yet bold webpage editor that works freely inside Google Chrome. Open up your file to read it, ... Oops, this paragraph is no good! No worry. One click, and you correct it. Control-S, and it is saved on your computer!
This tool will truly change the way you think about rich text. The future of rich text is in html! Instead of a heavy pdf reader and an expensive word processor (two programs for one file type!), you get a super-fast, lightweight browser and a super-fast, lightweight editor that doesn't get in your way, right in the browser. It is designed to turn writing into a happy moment. I hope you will enjoy it.

Chrome Page Reader
It will read to you the selected text on the web page you are browsing.
- First select the text you want it to read.
- Then click the icon to start listening.
- When it is ready to read, the number of sentences is shown on the icon.
- To stop listening at any time, clear the selection and click the icon again

PDFescape Free PDF Editor
Looking for a free PDF editor or free PDF form filler?
PDFescape enables you to open and edit PDF files & forms online, free! This Google Chrome extension allows you to automatically open PDF files you discover online in PDFescape.
PDFescape is a free PDF editor and PDF form filler. Using this extension allows you to quickly open PDF files online inside of PDFescape (instead of your default PDF reader).

SpokenText is a simple and intuitive text to speech/audio converter, you can record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. Using it you can easily create audio recordings (in English, French, Spanish and German) of any text content.
Record books, articles,web pages, your papers class notes or any other text content you want to have available to you in audio format. So that you can listen while you commute or exercise. It is also a great way to check your writing for grammar and spelling errors.

Voice Search
Voice Search provides a method to search by speaking. For example, just click on the microphone and say "kittens" to search for kittens. If you specifically want pictures of kittens, say "google images kittens". Want to learn more about World War II? Say "wikipedia world war two".
Voice Search comes pre-loaded with the following default services: Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and Wolfram Alpha. You can also add your own user-defined search engines. It also integrates speech input buttons for text fields on all websites.

Talk to Type
Talk to type. Simple. To type into text box use the mic icon while speaking and it populates the text box automatically.
How to use?
1. Click on Gray color icon inside the text box
2. The icon will turn Blue in color
3. Speak now to record your voice
4. Wait for few seconds and your voice will be converted to text. The text will appear inside the text box.
5. Have fun?

SpeakIt reads selected text using Google TTS (Text-to-Speech) with language auto-detection.
- First select the text you want it to read.
- Then click the icon to start listening.
- When it is ready to read, the number of sentences is shown on the icon.
- To stop listening at any time click pause

Chrome Voice Control
This extension allows you to control settings in Google Chrome via speech. I will continually update this so check back for added abilities and features.
"open new tab" or "new tab"
"close tab"
"open new window" or "new window"
"close window"
"open website in new tab"
"open website in new window"
"open settings' or "open options" or "edit settings" or "edit options"
"open history"
"manage extensions"
"search blah"
"clear browsing data"

Select some text and CORTEXIT. A panel appears, displaying approximately one sentence at a time – enabling slow and focused reading.
Disperse large paragraphs of text, where words seem to blend together, into easily digestible chunks.
* In large fonts, filling the screen
* Fluid navigation
* Read at your own pace
* Focus on one sentence or word at a time.
* Helps those with ADD, Dyslexia, and Vision problems
Now you can adjust, and maybe improve the rate and quality of how you absorb information.

SpokenText for Chrome for Chrome lets you convert text on any web page to naturally sounding speech. Just select the text, click our icon at the top right of your browser, click Record and you are done. You can also record whole web pages and online documents (Word, PDF, plain text, PowerPoint). Download recordings as mp3, iPod Audio book or as multiple mp3 files. Or use your podcast URL to sync all of your recordings with iTunes.

Read me please!
- Select text and select "Read me please!" from context menu
- It works only on short texts
- Language detection

Finally enable Text-To-Speech (TTS) on every page you visit.
Select any text right-click on it and press the SayIt button to hear it.
-- Stop speech any time by using the stop button in the top of the browser.

Keyboard Navigation
The Keyboard Navigation extension allows you to browse the web without using a mouse.
How it works:
1) Press the comma key (,) to start. This will show hints for every link, textbox ...
2) Type a hint. If you typed correctly, the hint will be highlighted.
3) Press Enter or Return to "click" on the highlighted element.
If you made a typo just press the comma or ESC key. Pressing one of these keys again will hide the hints.