Customising Chrome to make the web easier to read

Zen beachThere are many free downloads for the Google Chrome web browser.  Some of the plug-ins and extensions available from the Chrome Web Store render the web easier to read and understand, particularly if you struggle with large blocks of text or distracting side bar images.  Highlights include:

  • Select and Speak converts text to speech so you can sit back and listen to online content.
  • HeadingsMap creates a list of section headings for web pages that you can click to visit each page section.
  • Mercury Reader removes images and side bar content, presenting web pages as a simplified, easy to read column of text.
  • High Contrast offers a choice of higher contrast text and background colours to improve readability.

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