Web Disability Simulator

Web Disability Simulator

Simulates how people with disabilities experience the web

Web Disability Simulator
What is Web Disability Simulator?
The 'Web Disability Simulator' is a Chrome extension that allows all users to understand and experience how the web is navigated by people enduring different disabilities. It's designed to simulate conditions like color blindness, low vision, dyslexia among others. The primary objective of this tool is to increase empathy and understanding for disabled web users, hence facilitating the creation of more accessible web pages.
Stats
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 3.71 (14)
Version: 1.0.3 (Last updated: 2019-02-15)
Creation date: 2019-02-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
  • activeTab
Size: 502.78K
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Summary

The Web Disability Simulator lets you experience how people with different disabilities or inadequate abilities perceive a web site. Simulate color blindness, low vision, dyslexia and more. An easy-to-use tool both to increase understanding and lower the threshold to test accessibility on a website.

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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.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
  • Good selection of disability simulations
  • Helpful for understanding accessibility needs
  • No ads
Cons
  • Does not work on all operating systems
  • Not a realistic depiction of disabilities for some users
Most mentioned
  • Good selection of disabilities
  • Did not work for me on MacOS and Chrome
  • Helpful plugin
Recent reviews

Good selection of disabilities, would be better if can change the severity of it, for example, change severity of far-slightness
by GnoxNahte GnoxNahte, 2023-08-31

This is not a realistic depiction of disabilities. I have some of the ones that this suite includes, and in my opinion, this extension is a mockery of them. It is so blunt and unsophisticated. "People with ADHD get distracted. Let's have a bunch of **** flashing on screen."
by Matthew Matthew, 2023-02-27
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Safety
Risk impact

Web Disability Simulator 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 Web Disability Simulator if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Web Disability Simulator has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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