extension ExtPose

Screen Reader

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Description from extension meta

A web-powered screen reader

Image from store Screen Reader
Description from store Please note that this extension is now in maintenance mode; no new additions will be made moving forward. The Chrome Screen reader extension is a showcase of a fully featured screen reader for the web built using only web technologies such as html and javascript. This extension specifically works within the Chrome browser to read content aloud. For more comprehensive solutions, we recommend the use of full system screen readers like ChromeVox on Chrome OS, VoiceOver on Mac, JAWS, NVDA or Narrator on Windows, etc. By installing this extension, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-10-16) Nina Sextro: This extension started giving me so much anxiety because it kept repeating 'Alert. Alert. Alert. Alert' when I had the window open to try and disable it, and it started reading everything on my page as soon as I installed it. There should be an option to enable it after installing so it is not so sudden and shocking.
  • (2021-10-16) Emily Magajna: I have a chromebook and I use chrome and I cannot get this extension to read anything. It seems to do absolutely nothing.
  • (2021-10-13) Elwe Nien: usability nicht gut. wo stellt man die sprache um? an- ausschalten?
  • (2021-10-12) Jaagrav: Everything's pretty good, but some people at google definitely don't respect UX
  • (2021-09-15) Joshua Langoehr: IT SUCKS. Can't even turn it off easily. Reads everything your mouse hovers over, AND DESCRIBES EVERYTHING ON REPEAT!!!!! "Generic Container. Generic Container. ERROR! ERROR! ERROR! Generic Container. ERROR!" DO NOT GET THIS!!!
  • (2021-09-14) Umer Zaman: I agree that the extension should have a built-in disable/enable feature, but since we don't, you can disable/enable it by following these steps rather than uninstalling it. 01: Navigate to extension Icon at top right 02: At the bottom, you'll find the "Manage Extensions" setting. 03: It will redirect you to the Installed Extensions page  04: Locate the extension where you will find disable/enable the option. 05: Still not sure, follow this link [ https://ibb.co/JC8zbg2 ]
  • (2021-09-07) Gein Jo: Such a garbage. Keeps talking even when disabled.
  • (2021-09-07) Andrew Calvert: Let me select the text I want. Give me a shortcut for start and stop and an on and off button. How could anyone screw this up so badly. Unusable.
  • (2021-09-05) Uehara Shinya: うるせぇえええええええええええええええええええええええ!!!! ゴミ! 余計な音をならすんじゃねええええええ!!! 操作するたびにガチャ、とか、ポニョ、とかうるせええええ誰の趣味だよ!!!  肝心な設定はできねぇ!! イラン設定ばっか! 読んでほしいテキストは読まねぇ!!! 読んでほしくないテキストは全部読む!!
  • (2021-09-03) Bill Pasnau: Highly annoying. It tries to read EVERYTHING you're doing... with no option to keep it silent and have it read WHEN you want it to. This extension is a total swing and a miss.
  • (2021-09-02) Caleb Hawn: This extension is among the best screen readers I've seen. It has a range of voices to choose from, and sound effects to show changes (such as switching tabs, opening/closing tabs, clicking a button/textbox, etc.) However, I really wish I could just disable the voice so I can enjoy just the sound effects. Is there any way to do this?
  • (2021-08-31) Leonardo Gruppelli: Pior leitor de tela que já utilizei, sou desenvolvedor Web e várias vezes acabei tendo problemas achando que os sites no qual trabalhei estavam com problemas de acessibilidade, quando na verdade era o leitor de tela que fazia a leitura de maneira incorreta, um bom exemplo é a leitura de datas. Pra quem também teve problemas com esse leitor de tela, recomendo o uso do Pericles, que também é um leitor de tela e pode ser adicionado no navegador como uma extensão.
  • (2021-08-19) Tereza Benčić: To disable the tool just press Shift+Alt+A+A, so press A twice while holding shift and alt. The app is great, very useful and does not deserve such bad ratings. Thank you to the creators!
  • (2021-08-14) Carlos Tur: Es una extensión ideal para probar la accesibilidad de un sitio web. Si vas a Extensiones > Screen Reader > Detalles verás todas las opciones que tiene. Elige la tecla de modificación ChromeVox y después pulsando ChromeVox+A>A puedes activarlo y desactivarlo en cualquier momento. También puedes elegir la voz según el idioma que necesites.
  • (2021-08-13) Raven: żenada
  • (2021-08-04) Gowtham Bangera: This is very good extension for test accessibility reader. We can use keypad to turn ON and OFF. Use SHIFT+ALT+AA for turn ON and OFF
  • (2021-07-17) Maribel Soledad Sayas Juscamayta: COMO HAGO PARA CAMBIAS EN ESPAÑOL LA LECTURA, ME LEE EN OTRO IDIOMA.
  • (2021-07-08) Wolf Becvar: Kein An und Abschalten??? Leider durchgefallen.
  • (2021-06-13) Background Voice: As a disabled person, this is just so utterly useless. They clearly didn't test this on disabled individuals before publishing. I hate it so much and I will just go back to using word or getting my friends to read things to me. This doesn't do anything that I needed it to do and it very very annoying
  • (2021-06-04) Delicious Pie: You can't turn this off without disabling it. You can't access the extension details because it breaks the detail button in your browsers extension list. If you remove this extension while it is running (which it is all the time) the browser crashes and the extension gets marked as having been possibly corrupted As a QA testing for accessibility this is an awful interaction
  • (2021-06-01) Roxana Wong: Me gusta, pero alguien me puede explicar cómo cambiar de idiomas?
  • (2021-05-22) Chloe: This was so hard to use. It needs an easily accessible menu to disable. I have since started using "Read Aloud" which is so much easier to use.
  • (2021-05-21) Sue Ragusa: Can't view Google Settings while this extension is active. It causes a bunch of Java errors. Also, very challenging to turn on and off. Hopefully it is improved in the future, but for now I'm removing it from Chrome.
  • (2021-05-21) Allison Barosko: This is a horrible extension i cant get it to say anything no speech at all this is trash.
  • (2021-05-19) b4ssripper: Screen Reader has crashed.
  • (2021-05-18) George Schneeloch: Crashes the settings page. This plugin is from Google?
  • (2021-05-18) Alan Gervin: I love this tool but I can't figure out how to turn down the volume on the screen reader. I'm on windows 10. Please help me
  • (2021-05-17) Liam Barton: it is terrible because it reads EVERYTHING you can't turn it off at all unless you unistall it or mute and you can't make it read 1 singular thing
  • (2021-05-14) Christine Hogenkamp: How is this an app released by Chrome?? It has no ability to toggle on and off easily (i have tried the various shortcut keys suggested, sometimes they work and sometimes they don't), when activated it messes up the google homepage on Chrome that is supposed to show the search bar, last sites visited and the right-hand menu for Google apps. Instead it shows a broken page which can only be fixed by un-installing the app. Also even when the app is deactivated, the orange outline persists randomly.
  • (2021-05-06) Dalía Saraí Mulé: Te vuelve loca/loco! no para un minuto. Estaría bueno que uno pueda seleccionar o habilitarlo en el momento en que lo necesite, y no que sea continuo. Lo instalé y al minuto lo desinstalé. Es insoportable!
  • (2021-05-05) attila bodi: I don't think there is a way to turn it off other than uninstalling it.
  • (2021-05-02) Poseidon Octopuson: Worked well for testing 'alt' text e.t.c.
  • (2021-04-30) Арсений Буров: Использовал данное расширение, чтобы протестировать доступность своего веб приложения. Установка в 1 клик, сразу начинает работать, никакой настройки не нужно. Читает aria-properties как нужно. Отличное минималистское решение для тестов. Нет возможности приостанавливать работу расширения, приходилось удалять и заново ставить. Поэтому 4 звезды.
  • (2021-04-30) Stephen Muenstermann: This is terrible. It has no ability to control its function and literally reads everything known to man. Back to using Office word as it is so much more functional and reads in the proper context. Nicer voice in ChromeVox but the functionality is dreadful.
  • (2021-04-29) Bianca Wentworth: I did as Jonathan H on Sep 15, 2017 had suggested and I still could not turn it on and/or off. This extension definitely needs improvement. I did, however, like that the narrator was clear and accurate. I have used other screen reading features in other programs and the narrator was not pronouncing certain letters and words correctly, if at all. So I'm giving it three stars for clarity and accuracy.
  • (2021-04-28) Георгий Журавлев: Отвратительная настройка горячих клавиш. Помимо того, что очень тяжело понять, что от тебя хотят, так прога еще половину клавиатуры не видит. А вместо назначение End, поскольку это видимо текстовый инпут или что-то такое, каретка просто улетает в конец без назначения. Со стрелками тоже самое. Не видит различие обычной клавы от нумпада. На зажатие модификатора не реалигурует, ну ок, видимо по умолчанию будет работать модификатор назначенный выше? Нет. Просто ты жмешь букву Q и на эту клавишу она будет вкл/выкл, соответственно работать в браузере становится не возможным, хотя в настройках ВРОДЕ все же стоит ChromeVox+Клавиша, который видимо и должен быть модификатором. Галочки отключения на уровне списка плагинов нет. Если клавиша отключения не назначена, то отключить можно только удалением плагина к чертям. В общем, что я и сделал. Для веб-разработки не годится.
  • (2021-04-24) Mahmud Hasan Mehedi: Very much annoying. Possibly worst thing made by google
  • (2021-04-14) Suresh Poudel: Shift + Alt + AA is used to enable and disable this.
  • (2021-04-01) Domantas Jurkus: No turn-off switch.
  • (2021-03-16) Mark Kimitch: Finally took the time to figure out how to enable/disable ChromeVox via keyboard shortcuts. If you're wondering, it's: ChromeVox+A>A However, ChromeVox doesn't always respond to keyboard commands.
  • (2021-03-08) Huy Nguyễn Hà: App lỗi, chỉ hỗ trợ đọc tiếng anh không có đọc tiếng việt, không tắt được tự mở. tốn cpu và ram
  • (2021-03-05) Roger Brownlie: Unclear how to make it work. Does not seem to work. Like most extensions instructions are non existent.
  • (2021-02-18) levend senyuz: Güzel ama Türkçe yok.
  • (2021-02-16) akos gf: It was okay but I did not like the fact that it did not easily work with Google Docs. I needed it so I could write down what I typed without looking up and down but, for some reason, it glitches out and also does not show that orange box. It was also quite annoying and I could not disable it. It also kept scrolling my page when I selected something. I don't really recommend it. :(
  • (2021-02-13) Alexander Yeltsoff: Руководство по горячим клавишам требует доработки, а так всё неплохо, особенно при веб разработке.
  • (2021-02-09) Numb3rs: Den Dienst an- und ausschalten geht bei mir nicht. Verstehe auch nicht, was die Taste "Chromvox" sein sollte. Am Anfang kann man zwar eine Chromvox-Modifikationstaste zuweisen, aber damit funktioniert es nicht. Statt das man es über das Extension-Icon togglen kann, muss ich es immer gleich wieder deinstallieren.
  • (2021-02-04) Rucar Lee: It will cause the chrome setting pages to crash.
  • (2021-01-29) Marek Łódź: If in one time are opened two browser windows, two users (two different users profiles), screen reader work and read text from both windows. In one window addon is disabled. In second browser window addon is enabled. But addon work on both browser windows. This makes work difficult.
  • (2021-01-29) Steffy Varghese: Its okayish till few weeks back, not very reliable so I particularly don't like it very much, its been some weeks now Chrome vox says its crashed hence cant use this extension to test my web app.I have tried to remove and then freshly add the extension, Reloading the extension is also of no use, is there any solution to this bug? Also can someone recommend some alternative testing tool for accessibility of website? Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
  • (2021-01-26) David Huntley: Oh dear God, please provide a way to shut this thing up!!!!! Either a key combo, or option. This is just horrid!!!! Reinstalled this just so I could give it one star!


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2.6 (947 votes)
Last update / version
2021-07-27 / 53.0.2784.13
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