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Re: "Reader Available" feature is Safari - exclusive?


From: Joseph Sherman
Date: Oct 30, 2015 11:39AM

FireFox has a Reader View button in the address bar and View menu for sites that support it, as does the EDGE browser. FireFox<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=reader%20view&platform=WINNT&appverA.0.2> and Chrome<https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/reading%20view?hl=en-US&_category=extensions> also have various extensions that have similar functionality. There is also a site/service called Textise<http://www.textise.net/>; that transforms any page into text, it has a FireFox add on<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/textise/>, plus a Bookmarklet<http://www.textise.net/Bookmarklet.aspx>; for other browsers and iOS<http://iosbookmarklets.com/tutorials/textise-bookmarklet-ipad/>;. A nice thing about Textise is it can keep you in text-only mode as you go from page to page, so you do not have to activate every time you go to a new site.


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 1:01 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] "Reader Available" feature is Safari - exclusive?

When using Safari with iOS, I have for long been turning on the reader button placed before the address bar when a page loads and VoiceOver announces "reader available".

Just helps me skip nav / ad content and get straight to the main content.

I suppose this helps many users with / without disabilities. It also works on a Mac.


This is not available with other browsers / on other platforms, right?


Sailesh Panchang