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
Vevox is a great Polling and Q&A tool that integrates into PowerPoint. Although it’s a paid subscription it’s certainly worth it for the ease of integrating some great question polling and audience participation features in to a PowerPoint. Participants just need to access a website (or download the app) to take part. This first of… Continue reading #678 Overview of Vevox
In this video, I share my top 3 Windows tips that might save you some time and heartache. Enjoy!
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
I recently discovered that you can use Microsoft Edge webbrowser to pin indivdual websites to your taskbar on a Windows machine. This means anything you access regularly online, for instance your VLE, you can pin to the taskbar for easy access. In this short video walkthrough I show you how to do this.
This Chrome extension enables you to 1-click simplify web pages to make them more readable. If you have colour perception difficulties, you can quickly and easily adjust the colour palette to suit your needs. It is available as a Chrome extension at the Chrome Webstore Photo by Islander Images on Unsplash
In this video we’ll show you how to use the basic online similarity checker for Microsoft Word online – it’s great for checking for similarities and also a great tool for gathering information for your bibliography
Often I want to screen capture something from the browser and annoyingly many times it goes beyond the size of my screen. Previous I may have had to take multiple screenshots and stitch them in a document. FireShot enables you to screen capture the entire browser window including the material that may be off-screen. Really… Continue reading #663 FireShot screen capture
In this video, I’ll show you how to restore closed tabs and also how to bookmark. It’s really annoying if you accidentally close down Chrome – or if your computer resets and you had a few tabs open – so this video will show you how to restore them.
Google Chrome have added a new useful feature as an alternative to bookmarking. If like me, you bookmark web pages that you would like to read at a later date, you can now add them to a dedicated ‘Reading list’ instead of them getting lost in your bookmarks. Then you can see what is read… Continue reading #643 Reading list in Google Chrome