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Silktide - website accessibility simulator

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A browser plugin that helps you develop accessible websites by simulating a range of experiences.

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Description from store Experience the web with a range of simulated disabilities including: + Color blindness + Dyslexia + Myopia / Blurred vision + Blindness + Tunnel vision / peripheral vision loss + And more This plugin is ideal for people looking to develop and test accessible websites, especially those meeting WCAG 2.1. To simulate blindness we have developed a simulated screen reader designed for sighted users. This is designed to give you a taste of using a full screen reader, without all the expense and difficulty. Made by the accessibility experts at Silktide, this toolbar is free and it always will be.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-12-05) Chandler Zhu: The 'select' mode in screen reader simulator doesn't work
  • (2021-06-11) Ed Park: Just installed this today. Very feature rich. I originally downloaded this for screen reader simulation, but the low-vision / no-vision features are amazing.
  • (2020-08-08) Lisa Dick: Excellent tool to check accessibility through simulation. I have been testing online course content using the screen reader simulation and it is working perfectly...even keyboard shortcuts which are typically used with screen readers! Thank you for an excellent product!
  • (2020-07-22) I'm having the same issue that it only opens in the Silktide Website. I've used it a couple of times, but now it's not working at all. I reinstalled the Extension and restarted my computer, but it keeps opening only on the Silktide website.
  • (2019-12-18) Jowita Emberton: I use it for me UX and UI work. I love it!
  • (2019-09-15) Briony Holdsworth: I'm on a Computing BTEC Course and also work with a self advocacy group, and this really helps with reviewing and testing websites and other projects for accessibility. Would give 10 stars if i could.
  • (2019-09-02) Alex Blackham: Very well built extension! I especially liked the dyslexia simulation.
  • (2019-08-26) Jonathan Holden: I can't get it to work on any website except the Silktide website. Where are the instructions?
  • (2019-05-29) Sean Gilbertson: I'm very thankful this extension exists. I have to disable it for now, however, since I use the Ctrl+Enter shortcut already, and this extension hijacks it without a way to turn it off. Please fix this.
  • (2019-04-24) Kylie Dye: I don't know what the deal is but this tool would not turn on except for on the Silktide website, and when it did it wouldn't actually speak anything. It just showed me words in its little program box.
  • (2019-04-23) Evangelia Kalemi: Great tool!
  • (2019-03-08) Alex Morley-Finch: This helped me find a few accessibility issues on my homepage! Great tool!
  • (2019-03-06) Lee Percox: Really eye opening how a screen reader actually works. This helps identify areas to improve on your website. Heavily recommend.
  • (2019-03-06) Brilliant bit of kit! Keeps me in check when I am building websites. I recommend you add this to Chrome if your serious about accessibility.
  • (2019-03-06) Oliver Emberton: I find this really helpful when testing for accessibility, as compared to a regular screen reader I can still easily use my Chrome dev tools. With a screen reader enabled these are themselves read out, making development a right pain.


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4.1 (14 votes)
Last update / version
2020-08-28 / 1.2.1
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