Posting this for my reference…. saw an article, “21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs.” I’ll be testing a few of these, including the Text-to-Speech extensions and the ones that pull the ads/sidebars off the page.
I would like to clarify that personally, I struggle with calling these tools for “struggling students and special needs.” Many people benefit from these types of tools. I understand why they say this, but it really limits who will use these. It’s a basic UDL concept that building for the “margins” benefits everyone, and this is a perfect example.
I, for one, occasionally use extensions that take off the the ads and sidebars of really cluttered sites. Sometimes I use a text-to-speech extension.
In addition, there is a webinar going through all of these options.