Reading Ruler reviewed on 7/21/2014 19:33:21


Reading Ruler

Reviewed by:
John Calvert
Educator
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Accessibility
Cognitive
Communication
Language
Mathematics
Organization
Reading
highlighting

Social
Vision
Writing



Rating: 
License: Free
Age Range: 
7 - 90


Review:
This extension was a little disappointing because it did not support a variety of web page types. It did not work on blogs, Google groups, or Google Plus. It was successful when used on wikis and online news sites. When it does work, it displays a yellow bar when the user double clicks on text. 

The bar is moves to different lines of text by using the arrow keys. It would be nice if the service had an “always on” option instead of requiring a double click. Some reviews also felt it would be helpful if the line followed the cursor. Finally, the yellow bar is very subtle. This will work for some, but the tool would have a wider appeal if the color and contrast of the highlight was customizable. 

 In conclusion, this tool has a lot of potential and would work in it’s current form for some people. However, the extension doesn’t support many web pages and has limited options.

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Reading Ruler (click to visit Chrome Store)



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