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This article was published on June 30, 2010


Google Launches New Chrome Extensions To Make The Web More Accessible

Google Launches New Chrome Extensions To Make The Web More Accessible
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There is a new Chrome extension category out today designed to help people who have a harder time working with the normal web get around their difficulties. Called ‘Accessibility’ it contains extensions that are designed to help people who need a small boost to execute normal internet tasks as quickly as anyone else.

You can check out the new category here and download any of the more than dozen extensions that it contains so far. What can these extensions do? Some make text simpler to read, changing its color or size to make it stand out from the page. Some extensions help zoom around web pages to make anything that was just too small before completely viewable. The list goes on. If you have a problem, chances are there is or will soon be a Chrome tool to help alleviate the difficulty.

Google put together a short clip on exactly what their vision is for the new extension gallery: