JISC TechDis has launched a new internet browser tool that will make information on the web more accessible for everyone, especially disabled users.
The JISC TechDis toolbar has been created in partnership with the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. The free application, released as a beta version, provides a range of editing and speech tools to enable internet users to better access information and interact with web pages.
JISC Techdis Toolbar has been created as an open-source, cross-browser toolbar to help aid students customise their browser in a manner to aid learning.
The concept behind JISC Techdis Toolbar is simple: One toolbar to provide all of the functionality you would usually get in many different products, and which will run in any desktop web browser. There are two versions of JISC Techdis Toolbar available, depending on what you want to do with it. If you are a user, you have two choices – either install the Full version, or grab the quick install Lite version.
More information on the JISC website. A JISC Techdis Toolbar Demonstration is also available.