extension ExtPose

Screen Reader for Google Chrome

Description from extension meta

This extension provides aid for the visually handicapped.

Image from store Screen Reader for Google Chrome
Description from store It uses the Audio API and a Text-To-Speech service to read website text on click on it. Additionaly, it enhances contrast of images using Canvas post-processing (thanks to Pixastic library, under Mozilla Public Licence). To toggle reader on/off click to speaker icon on extensions toolbar. If turned on you need to click on text paragraph and wait to audio. This extension will use build in (in Chrome) speech engine so it may not be available in your native language.

Latest reviews

  • (2019-11-29) John E Lemieux III: So far it only works for my windows 10 hp stream ....
  • (2019-04-05) Hrushikesh Joshi: Awesome ...but even after choosing female sound its giving male .
  • (2019-01-23) Stephen Love: Works perfectly
  • (2018-11-12) James Miller: This extension works fine, but you have to restart Chrome to use it, once it is installed. Then switch it on, and click somewhere in the page. The reader will either read everything or just the paragraph that you select. The text that is to be read is underlined. I would like to see this feature added - read everything below the point at which you click. Also, it would be nice to see some options list added that would allow you to add html5 tags that you don't want read, like lists or code items etc. If the code is publicly accessibly, ie open source, at github, then I would be happy to contribute.
  • (2018-10-22) Tracy Greenwood: It looks like a great extension, but how do you make it work? I installed it, went to a Google Doc, and it doesn't do anything. Deleting.
  • (2018-05-11) EZ Dee: Can't get it to work at all no matter what I try.
  • (2018-04-30) José Ginés Giménez: I am using to improve my English reading web news at the same time I listen to. At the moment works fine.
  • (2017-09-07) Ronice: It does not reads pdfs, and only reads the line you click on so if you're reading you got to click on every single line which I assume would get annoying. Also it says "quotation mark" when reading a quote
  • (2017-07-12) Justin St. Germain: doesnt work at all
  • (2017-04-09) Lorez Barber: I cant figure out how to uninstall it and it doesn't read everything.
  • (2017-03-26) Manie Cronje: Using Google Chrome could not get it to work ...
  • (2017-02-04) Katie Derrick: I can't get it to work. I press the button and click around the screen but nothing happens. I even tried highlighting the text and nothing happened...??
  • (2017-01-03) Russell Bishop: Doesn't work..
  • (2016-09-24) Shandi Greve Penrod: It didn't really work. I couldn't figure out how to use it (and I'm usually pretty smart about these things). I navigated to three different websites, and it automatically started reading once. No luck getting it to work (automatically or manually) on the other two sites.
  • (2016-04-28) Markus Krainz: Breaks some websites so that forms don't show up
  • (2016-03-09) Laura Hess: Doesn't work
  • (2015-12-04) Elizabeth Ang: I use this extension to read articles for my school work. The reader doesn't read everything though. It does not read my online text books, which is unfortunate, and also does not read pdf documents. I'm not sure where to find something that would read these types of online papers.
  • (2015-08-13) Gerald Gongon: it works, but causes css display issues. Nice to use when you're too lazy to read an article yourself. :)
  • (2015-03-01) It is not doing anything. :((
  • (2015-02-27) Greg Gay: Could not make it work
  • (2011-10-26) Mark Sta Ana: Definitely an improvement on the TTS technology. The voice doesn't jar near as the one provided by the Kindle. Still needs improving, but a very good start.

Latest issues

  • (2020-01-24, v:0.6.2) gutsha: wont shut off
    I can't get this to shut off?
  • (2019-08-08, v:0.6.2) Marina K: The extention causes issues of styles and fuctionality on sites
    After install injected css appeares in debug mode. This css affects elements of the page and potentially can cause different issues. ('.hidden {display: none !important;} ' rule). Is it possible to look into this issue?
  • (2016-03-09, v:0.6.2) Laura Hess: Not Working
    I cannot get this app to work at all on Google Chrome
  • (2015-12-31, v:0.6.2) Gary LeDrew: cant turn off
    cant turn off or uninstall
  • (2015-11-11, v:0.6.2) Dyann Key: cannot unpin
    I would like to be able to use this app when needed. It reads every little thing on my screen.
  • (2015-11-04, v:0.6.2) Big Jim: Linux
    It does not work at all. What should I do?
  • (2015-08-13, v:0.6.2) Gerald Gongon: plugin causing css specificity issues
    it seems that inline css is not able to override css defined as a css class. css: .hidden {display:none} html: <div class="hidden">content</div> jquery: $("div").show(); results in: <div class="hidden" style="display:block">content</div> However, the div does not render because the inline style is not overriding the display:none within the .hidden class.


2.4746 (59 votes)
Last update / version
2015-01-08 / 0.6.2
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