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Video: Google Chrome Extensions for Accessibility

Making websites accessible to users with disabilities — things like poor vision, blindness, limited dexterity — has been central to the mission of the web’s overseers since the dawn of the browser.

There are a few browser extensions out there to help the disabled surf the web comfortably. Google has posted this video to show us what the company is doing to improve the accessibility of its browser, Chrome. The video highlights a few of the extensions that have already been built for this purpose, like Chrome Vis and Keyboard Navigation.

There’s also some advice for extensions builders interested in accessibility, like remembering to include text color, text size and keyboard shortcuts options in your extensions. More here.

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