extension ExtPose

Screen Reader for Google Chrome

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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

  • (2022-08-05) Melody Sierra: I could not make it work. Ironically, I deleted it. Tried to leave a review, it wouldn't let me leave a review unless I had it installed. Ha! So I reinstalled it just so I could leave the review. It doesn't work. Maybe it used to, but it definitely doesn't now.
  • (2022-07-19) Alexander Tkachenko: - не понятно как активировать озвучку - отсутствует документация
  • (2022-05-16) Cad Programmer: Does not work at all. I hope I can find a screen reader that will.
  • (2021-03-05) Roger Brownlie: Can't figure out how to make it work
  • (2020-08-05) Filip Koperkiewicz: Nie działa
  • (2020-07-04) mustafa küçük: I think it should give us a choise for "not to read quotation mark and reference numbers". Because if there are a lot quotation mark or reference numbers, the sentence is broken.
  • (2020-06-22) Stefan Reich: Doesn't do anything at all for me, no idea how to get it to work. Yes I restarted Chrome.
  • (2020-04-08) Landis Wenger: It didn't work while I had it added to chrome, and then after I removed it, it was working and I couldn't turn it off.
  • (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) Erik D: 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

  • (2021-04-28, v:0.6.2) Sarah Sommer: It used to work what happened
    This used to work for me to test my websites and now its stopped. what happened?
  • (2020-11-23, v:0.6.2) Tareq Habib: Female voice does not work
    Only male voice works, how do I enable female voice?
  • (2020-08-06, v:0.6.2) Kay Crowder: Not working for me
    How does it work?
  • (2020-07-20, v:0.6.2) Piotr Różański: aria
    not reading any aria-label attributes or other assistive attributes
  • (2020-06-24, v:0.6.2) Laura Whellans: screenreader-highlight hit box sits beneath SVG
    For SVG images, the hit box for the screenreader sits below the SNG, so when i click on the path of n svg, the screen reader is not triggered, however when i click on the hit box where the path does not appear, the screenreader correctly reads out the title of the svg image
  • (2020-06-17, v:0.6.2) Jet Holt: Injected CSS styles
    Hi there, I've noticed that this plugin injects CSS styles on to the page, even when inactive. Some of these can conflict with the existing page. For example, your .hidden style has `display: none !important;`, whereas the default for a website I use has just `display: none;`. The important means that this plugin's stylesheet will take precedence. The website I'm using occasionally overrides the hidden class by setting `display: block` as a style to the element (weird, I know). So when I use this plugin (even in disabled mode), the overridden styles are still hidden and cannot be interacted with. This is a bug caused by this plugin. I would suggest attempting to use a unique name for your stylesheet - perhaps prepend all of your css styles with `srfgc-` This plugin is interfering with my usage of my normal websites so I will have to uninstall it until this matter is resolved. Thanks, Jet
  • (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) 乃ㄥ丨几ᗪ乃卂ㄒ: 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.


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2.4 (63 votes)
Last update / version
2015-01-08 / 0.6.2
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