Visor is a browser extension that enables you to overlay colours onto webpages and adjust the contrast if you need to for reading purposes. Recently we had a short course with an accessibility requirement to provide materials on pastel-coloured backgrounds. Using Visor in the browser enabled the student to access the online materials without having… Continue reading #704 Visor: Coloured overlays for reading webpages
In this video, we show you how to add new fonts on a Windows computer. It’s really easy. You download the font you want and then drag and drop it in Settings.
If you have created Closed Captions for your video in Camtasia, but you want the captions to always be visible and cannot be turned off by the viewer, then you have the option to select Burned In Caption. Watch this video to show you how…
Helperbird is a browser extension (available in the Chrome store). It is geared to help with accessibility issues and dyslexia, allowing the user to quickly make adaptations to how text and data are presented on web pages to make it more accessible to people with various data perception difficulties. An easily accessible panel allows you… Continue reading #687 Helperbird
OpenDyslexic is an open-source font that you can install on your machine to aid readability. More can be found about it at opendysliexic.org. You can also use a Chrome extension to enable web pages to be formatted in the font.
This Chrome browser extension (ChromeVox) allows you to experience web content as a person using a screen reader. It can be used in combination of other extensions such as Reader Mode (see the post here) to simplify the content and make it easier to access. Photo by Max Delsid on Unsplash
This is a follow up post to #671 – Reader mode: for simplified reading of web pages. This post looks at further ability within the browser extension that enables text to speech. You can choose various languages adjust the speed it reads or the pitch of the voice. Photo by Reimond de Zuñiga on Unsplash
This utility is available for Mac and PC, although it has more functionality on the PC version. It enables you to check documents, websites and any screen-based media to see if they pass contrast thresholds for accessibility. It is available to download for free from TPGi. There is also a colour blindness simulation on sampled… Continue reading #667 Accessibility: Colour contrast analyser
This top tip shows you how to get the auto-transcript from a video you’ve uploaded to YouTube and how to get rid of the line breaks quickly and easily in Word.
I am often a waffler. I can overly complicate my writing which occasionally can make the meaning somewhat blurry and indistinct….See what I mean! Often for students we need to make our communication clear and direct. So they know what is expected of them. Often we should make assessment instructions as clear as possible. Fortunately… Continue reading #659 Readability: Is my text audience appropriate?