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Other helpful resources

Below are some free tools that can make computers easier to use for different people. We do not warrant or recommend any of them. They are just listed as a service. If you have another suggestion please send it to suggestions@morphic.org

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Accessible PDF reader with word wrap and more

VIP PDF Reader is a FREE PDF viewer that allows users to enlarge text and have the text wrap like in a word processor. It has many features including Resize Text with Reflow, Change Line Spacing, Change Kerning, Change Fonts, Change Font Color and Background Color, and Highlighting and Reading of Text. It works on Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. See it and all other PDF readers here.

Translation tools

To translate text, documents, web pages or live speech, try one of the following free services or apps.

Translate Web pages

Translate live speech

Translate documents

The following applications have translators built directly into them.

  • Microsoft Word 365 (in its Review ribbon)
  • Microsoft Edge Browser (in new Windows 10 2009 release)
  • Safari Browser
    • MacOS – Translate entire web pages in Safari. When you encounter a compatible page, just click the translation icon in the address field to translate into English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Brazilian Portuguese.
    • iOS – If you’re running iOS 14 or later, Safari now comes with a translation feature baked into the browser. Once activated, text is translated in-line on the webpage that you’re viewing.
  • Chrome Browser – To translate in Chrome, right-click on the page and select Translate to English or click the Translate icon in the address bar. (Note that on a Mac, instead of a Translate icon, a translation bar displays below the address bar. Users can select the language to translate to in the translate bar.)
  • Firefox Browser – Browser extensions are available for translation in Firefox, such as https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-translator-for-firefox/

Word Simplification Ribbons

There is a Word Simplification Kit available from Raising the Floor that allows you to easily install customized ribbons to make using Word simpler on the PC. 
(Sorry Word on the Mac does not support exporting and importing of ribbons)
There are 2 ribbons available.

Raising the Floor Word Ribbon Simplification kit ribbons:

  • Basic — A very simple ribbon
  • Essentials — Almost all the the features you need on one Ribbon (and the other
    ribbons are still available).

Download Links

Word Simplification Ribbons Kit for PC

Word Simplification Ribbons Kit for MAC

Berman Accessibility Ribbon for Word

The Berman Accessibility Ribbon (version 1.0) is an add-on to Microsoft Word for Windows (versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2016/365, and 2019). It is available in various languages. (Unfortunately Word for Mac still lacks the accessibility features of Word for Windows, so the ribbon only works for Word for Windows)

Download the Berman Accessibility Ribbon for Word here

Windows specific tools

Accessibility and Usability tools built into Windows

There are a wide range of accessibility and usability tools built into Windows.

Windows Screen snipping tool

Screen Recording in Win10

 

MacOS specific tools

Accessibility and Usability tools built into MacOS

MacOS Screenshot Tool for Screen Pictures and Screen Recording

Morphic provides a simple way to Copy a part of the screen to paste into any document. But there are more options built into MacOS for copying and pasting and even recording the screen as a movie.