Accessibar

Accessibar is a toolbar extension for Firefox which aims at providing various accessibility features for users who could benefit from them. These features primarily focus on the dynamic manipulation of the visual display of the web page in addition to the integration of a text to speech reader which can read out loud the browser's user interface as well as web page content. The toolbar currently provides the following features: Features * Web page fonts and background colors can be changed from a selection of 70 colors on current session * Icons with configurable shortcut keys to increase and decrease Font size. * Line spacing can be increased or decreased to five different spacing settings incrementally. * All images (including Flash) displayed on a web page can be selected as being hidden or shown. * All changes made to web page display can be restored to original page settings by pressing “Restore Page“. * Changes made to the currently displayed web page persist until “Restore Page“ is selected. * Integrated Text To Speech reader. Reads out strings hovered over as well as focused elements. * Reader settings can be configured allowing the selection of the voice, volume, speaking rate, pitch, and voice range. * Toolbar functions have configurable Hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts).

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Product
Cost Range: 
free
Grade Level: 
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation
Customizable Interface: 
font size and/or color
Differentiation: 
student control
Output Options: 
sound output for visual tasks
Text to Speech: 
multiple voices
reads graphics descriptions
reads instruction
reads menus and toolbars
synthesized
Operating Systems: 
Web-based