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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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Apple Updates iOS with New VoiceOver Features

Apple has updated its iOS mobile operating system for iPhone and iPod touch devices to version 4.1. Included as part of the free update were a number of enhancements and fixes to the built-in screen reader, VoiceOver.

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Word Prediction Tool for Filling Out Web Forms

Google has a new free tool called Scribe that help you fill out web forms by predicting the words you may want to enter.  Unlike other personalized word prediction tools, you cannot store your own suggestions -- Scribe uses Google's vast web database to make its guesses.  There's a bookmarklet that you can add to your browser.

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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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TV Ears "Senior-Friendly" HDTV

This 32-inch TV includes a built-in wireless transmitter and headset for better listening, an easy-to-use, color-coded remote control, and an automatic shut-off feature that engages after four hours of inactivity.   The price is $995 or higher; apparently, audiologists who recommend it get a commission.

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Keyboard Shortcut Plug-in

For the Chrome browser, Vimium assigns ad hoc keyboard shortcuts to all links on a Web page. It will not override any shortcuts added by the page designer.

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