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#704 Visor: Coloured overlays for reading webpages

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

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#671 Reader Mode [1/2]: Simplify web page text

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

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#663 FireShot screen capture

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

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#658 Google Chrome: Restore closed tabs and book marking

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.

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#643 Reading list in Google Chrome

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

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#638 Jamboard: A digital whiteboard

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…

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#625 [2/2]: Annotating PDFs in your browser

As we saw in #621 [1/2]: Make reading active, visible, and social, 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 [2/2]: Annotating PDFs in your browser