Screen Reader

Screen Reader

A web-powered screen reader

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What is Screen Reader?
Screen Reader is a showcase of a fully-featured screen reader for the web, built using web technologies such as HTML and JavaScript. It specifically works within the Chrome browser to read content aloud.
Users: 200,000+
Rating: 2.52 (1,070)
Version: 53.0.2784.15 (Last updated: 2024-04-21)
Creation date: 2019-09-05
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • accessibilityPrivate
  • history
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • tts
  • <all_urls>
Size: 4.99M
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Please note that this extension is now in maintenance mode; no new additions will be made moving forward.

This is scheduled to be deprecated.

The Chrome Screen reader extension is a showcase of a fully featured screen reader for the web built using only web technologies such as html and javascript. This extension specifically works within the Chrome browser to read content aloud. For more comprehensive solutions, we recommend the use of full system screen readers like ChromeVox on Chrome OS, VoiceOver on Mac, JAWS, NVDA or Narrator on Windows, etc.

By installing this extension, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Useful for filling out forms online
  • Difficult to disable/turn off
  • Causes layout issues on the extensions page
  • Obstructs view of extensions and options
  • Voices can be long winded and repetitive
Most mentioned
  • Difficult to disable/turn off
  • Causes layout issues on the extensions page
  • Works well but hard to disable
  • Useful for filling out forms online
Recent reviews
There needs to be an easy way to enable/disable the plugin so that developers can quickly test pages with a screen reader. The plugin breaks the extensions tab so if you don't keep it open then the only way to disable it involves removing the plugin first.
by Richard Buggy Richard Buggy, 2024-06-14

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by Abner Wirtz Abner Wirtz, 2024-06-08

Hi all. Instructions on how to deactivate this extension 1) remove this screen reader from your extensions (if it was added) 2) open your extensions in a new tab (settings -> extensions) 3) in a separate tab, add this screen reader to your extensions (in other words - install this extension) 4) go to the extensions tab (step 2) 5) switch (deactivate) this screen reader 6) If you are using a screen reader, remember to keep the tab with your extensions open, otherwise you will need to follow steps 1-5.
by oss team oss team, 2024-06-05
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Risk impact

Screen Reader 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 Screen Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Screen Reader is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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