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, 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
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
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
Jamboard is a free digital whiteboard app by Google. It’s great for collaboration – it autosaves your work and is easy to share with others to get their input. You can also export your Jamboard to PDF. Watch this 1 minute demo…
If you need a countdown timer for your in class or online activities, all you need to do is type ‘countdown timer’ into Google. Watch this 30 second video to show you how to use a countdown timer in your browser: Image by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
As we saw in #621 Hypothes.is [1/2]: Make reading active, visible, and social, Hypothes.is is a powerful digital tool for annotating webpages and especially social annotation as a group. As well as annotating web pages, you can also annotate PDFs as a group. Watch this video to show you how: For more ideas on how… Continue reading #625 Hypothes.is [2/2]: Annotating PDFs in your browser