Thursday, October 26, 2017

Chrome Extensions for Accessibility

Chrome Extensions for Accessibility

presents a wonderful web page with 14 Chrome 
extensions to support students with learning challenges!

Visual Difficulties
Hearing Difficulties
Physical Difficulties
Attention/Focusing Difficulties

They also include an animation on how to add a Chrome extension!

The term “Assistive Technologies” is defined by the American Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as, “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

There are many types and degrees of “disabilities”, and designers of Assistive Technology have been creating more and more tools as solutions for the myriad of ways individuals struggle. The PBS Parents website separates these devices into 8 categories: Access and Environmental Control, Aids to Daily Living, Assistive Listening, Augmentative/ Alternative Communication, Computer-Based Instruction, Mobility, Positioning, and Visual Aids.