Thursday, February 15, 2007

How to Make Firefox Talk

Many of you have made the switch to Firefox by Mozilla as your web browser of choice for a variety of reasons. If so you may be looking for ways to make Firefox accessible to learners who are blind/low vision or who are low-level or non-readers.

Firefox offers an accessibility page which lists various solutions for users who are blind/low vision and whether or not the solutions are compatible. A free screen reader that is completely accessible is Fire Vox.

If your accessibility issue is more towards the low/no reading ability issue then CLiCk, Speak may be an option to make Firefox accesible for your students. CLiCk, Speak is a mouse driven program utilizing text-to-speech on demand in multiple language (thus also making it useful for ESL).

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