Oswald

Oswald

The revolutionary tool for accessible reading.

What is Oswald?
Oswald is a revolutionary Chrome extension that improves reading accessibility for users with learning disabilities, visual impairments, and senior citizens. It provides automatic typography correction, content extraction and reading, translation, and customizable properties for an enhanced browsing experience.
Stats
Users: 333 ▲ 6
Rating: 4.10 (10)
Version: 0.2 (Last updated: 2016-08-15)
Creation date: 2016-08-14
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • storage
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 390.14K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Oswald is the revolutionary tool for accessible reading.

  1. Learning Disabilities

Based on the specifications provided by the British Dyslexia Association and the World Wide Web Consortium, Oswald automatically corrects the typography, contrast ratios, and other visual elements on a webpage to make reading easier for users with learning disabilities. Users can also customize Oswald’s properties based on their personal preferences.

  1. Visual Impairment

On the press of a button (or a key), Oswald extracts all relevant content on a webpage and reads it out in a language of the user’s choice. Oswald can also translate that text into another language, and visually impaired users only have to press a few keyboard shortcuts for all of this.

  1. Senior Citizens

Senior citizens who are not used to browsing the web can switch to Oswald’s Reading Mode which removes all unnecessary links, ads, and popups, and presents the relevant content in a beautiful readable format. They can also easily change the font size and contrasts based on their eye defects.

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User reviews
The concept of Oswald is great but when trying Reading mode (with a bunch of different sites) I get this: This site can’t be reached oswald.ga’s server IP address could not be found. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN I included your extension in an article I wrote and when I tried it then with some random site as far as I remember it worked fine but now it doesn't. I am almost sure it's not a problem on my side. It redirects to an URL such as this: http://oswald.ga/url.php?url=https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-browser-extensions-for-senior-citizens/ and then the above mentioned message appears. Any suggestions how to fix this?
by Ada Ivanova Ada Ivanova, 2018-10-14

I have a problem of photophobic eyes and many websites I access have high contrast colors that hurt my eyes. But Oswald Plugin literally changed my life. Thank you for keeping it free, I sincerely pray that your company become more and more successful :-)
by Adnan Abbasi Adnan Abbasi, 2018-03-04

It is really easy to use. It allows you to customise a background colour and font style you would like to use
by Callum Legg Callum Legg, 2017-12-30
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Safety
Risk impact

Oswald is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Oswald if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Oswald has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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