WIP Extension that will make browsing the internet easier for dyslexic people.
Dyslexia Formatter is a Chrome Extension meant to stylize websites in a way that will make it easier to read for people affected by dyslexia. Due to the majority of websites’ usage of serif fonts, it is harder for dyslexic people to read these sites. This small extension hopes to style the text and background color, using sans-serif fonts to replace the standard fonts websites use in order to increase accessibility for these users, to their preference. With the press of the tilde (~) key you will have the ability to select portions of the website that you wish to format. Change the stylings that you wish to use, in the forms of text, background color, overlay, and paragraph spacing. Any text that is still hard to read can be read using the speech synthesizer included. Usage- Upon installation: * Go to any website and press the tilde (~) key. * Press the backslash (\) key to enable and disable the overlay * Hover your mouse over any section you wish to change (it will be highlighted), and upon clicking said section, the selected stylistic changes will be applied. * Click on the same section again in order to revert the changes. Enabling the text-to-speech feature: * Text-to-speech while changing other user options requires you to open the popup set on your extension bar. * Once any of these settings are changed you must save them and refresh your web page in order for them to take effect. * Simply highlight any text that you wish to be spoken and press the forward slash (/) key to enable or disable * The highlighted text will then be spoken with the user's desired settings.
- (2018-05-16) Ridley: Pressing the ~ key does not appear to do anything, is this because I am using a UK keyboard layout?
- (2017-05-07) Mali Gugl: I was looking for good TTS software. And this one is the most promising so far. But it needs a bit of work imo: - Reading should be accessible in 2 clicks (right click > click on extension icon. And than Stop on pressing extension icon in top right corner) - Extension should not be reading interpunction signs. If you fix those 2 things this should be perfect TTC software imo.
- (2017-02-16) David D'Onofrio: It works well, but when I close the tab, the text to speech doesn't stop and there isn't a way to stop it. Also can there be a link in the extension that directs to this page. Thank you