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Accessibility Extensions for Google Chrome

The Chrome browser from Google offers extensions you can install to enhance accessibility. Here are just a small sampling:

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BookSense e-reader

BookSense DS from GW Micro is an e-reader with an OLED display for maximizing high contrast for low vision users. The BookSense model can handle multiple formats, including MP3, DAISY Consortium.

">DAISY; the BookSense XT can also read Microsoft Word documents and play digital talking books.

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Apple's iPhone 4 and iOS 4.0 Have New Accessibility Features

Apple's iPhone 4 has a forward facing high-resolution camera with flash, a motion and position detector, a higher resolution screen, and longer battery life.

The iOS operating system accessibility features include:

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Apple's iBooks App and Store Includes Accessibility Features

iBooks, the Apple iPad application that doubles as a digital bookstore and electronic book reader, supports VoiceOver, the iPad's built-in screen reader. Using familiar gestures, content from the iBooks store or synced to the user's device via iTunes can be read page-by-page or in a continuous fashion by VoiceOver.

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Blio -- New E-Reader Software and Bookstore

Blio, available as of September 28, 2010, will give users text-to-speech, magnification, and other control over how its electronic books are presented. It runs on computers and mobile devices.  Watch a video demonstration, from 1:01 to 9:12.

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