Screen Reader for Google Chrome

Screen Reader for Google Chrome

This extension provides aid for the visually impaired people.

Screen Reader for Google Chrome
What is Screen Reader for Google Chrome?
Screen Reader for Google Chrome is a unique Chrome Extension that uses text-to-speech technology to read web page text aloud. Developed at Google Hackathon 2012, it provides indispensable assistance to visually impaired users by allowing them to select text to be read aloud. Users can choose their preferred voice and adjust settings from the configuration dialog. While the offering is a side project, issues and feature requests can be reported directly on the creator's GitHub page.
Stats
Users: 8,000+
Rating: 2.37 (54)
Version: 0.8.0 (Last updated: 2023-12-12)
Creation date: 2015-01-08
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tts
Size: 199.68K
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Summary

The extensions allow you to click on a text on a web page to read it aloud using the built-in text-to-speech (TTS) service. You can configure which TTS service to use by clicking on the extension's icon and selecting your favorite voice from the configuration dialog.

It is a Google Hackathon 2012 in Warsaw, Poland, Chrome extension. Each operating system has a text-to-speech service, so consider using them first.

If you need a new feature or spot an issue, you can report it on my GitHub page. I will respond as soon as possible. Remember that it is a side project, and I may have other priorities. But I will try to help as much as I can.

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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Works on certain pages
  • Can improve English reading skills
  • Underlines the text to be read
Cons
  • Doesn't work on all pages
  • Choppy and cuts out partway through a paragraph
  • Doesn't read everything
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
Recent reviews
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by Jannis Giese Jannis Giese, 2024-07-12

This chrome extension works very well. Thank you for this!
by Fernando Estuesta Fernando Estuesta, 2024-03-14

Works...sort of. Saw the ratings and wanted to see for myself. The main thing is that it works on CERTAIN pages, like Facebook, but not others, like Kindle. So my intended idea of having it read books to me won't work, at least with the Kindle Reader on Chrome for PC.
by Russ Fan Russ Fan, 2024-01-28
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Safety
Risk impact

Screen Reader for Google Chrome is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

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

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