September 6, 2010
WebAnywhere toolbar for Firefox

WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web, requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card.

Using this website is easy, simply go to Screen reader page and type in the URL in the text box, GO, and you’re ready to go. However, many times when you’re already on a website and want it to be read, the only way to do this, is to open reader page, copy current URL and paste it in the text box, GO! The toolbar kind of just automates the same, where user needs not to copy/paste any URL or open a new tab, a single button click does it all. 

Below is a screen shot showing the installed toolbar. The toolbar comes with two options, user can either choose to open current page in same tab or a new tab. Grab the toolbar from here, and just drag/drop over Firefox browser, you’re ready to go ! Btw, source code of WebAnywhere lies here, I am one of committers to the project, let me know if you want to see anything improved :)

You can send feedback through comments or email me at vaish.rajan {at} gmail.com 

WebAnywhere toolbar for Firefox