DAY 54 – Mercury Reader #CircuitBreaker #EmbraceDyslexia
EDUTECH TIPS – MERCURY READER
Fancy a clean webpage? Does it annoy you to have advertisements, pop-ups or even videos coming at you from every angle as you are navigating through the webpage trying to get information that you need?
Fret not! With the help of readability extensions from Chrome, you can get rid of these unwanted distractions in just a few clicks!
For today’s recommendation, we will mainly be looking at Safari and Chrome browsers. Good news! If you are Team Safari, the browser offers a built-in reader mode that eliminates distracting elements to help you focus and enjoy reading.
Now, how about Team Chrome? It may take you a few steps to get there but when there is a will, there is always a way. If you are someone who needs a quick fix and prefers to keep things simple, Mercury Reader is the chrome extension that you will definitely need to add to your dream collection.
It removes all the distracting sidebars and elements in just matter of a few seconds, keeping only the core content for your viewing pleasure. If you fancy a touch of personalization, you have the option to edit your font size, font styles and even the theme for your reading background.
This tool is extremely helpful for dyslexic learners who would benefit from reading a clean text as it minimizes distractions for them. For parents, if you would like to select an article for your child to read online without all the distractions, Mercury Reader saves the day!
Simply open up the webpage of your choice and click on the extension for Mercury Reader and it cleans up the article right away. The best part of it? You don’t have to call in an IT personnel to help you with any of these.
What are you waiting for? Get clicking!
By Stephanie Ong
Educational Therapist & EdTech Representative
Sengkang Learning Centre
DAS English Language & Literacy Division