Transforming tech tools for success: Chrome and other browser extensions for post-secondary students with and without disabilities

Status: Ongoing Projects
Year: 2021-2022

Browser extensions (e.g., for Chrome, Safari) provide functionalities that all students can use. Here, the question we ask is, “What are the potential benefits of browser extensions for students with disabilities, second language learners and immigrants, as well as for students without any vulnerabilities?” Browser extensions can allow students to use these as free or low-cost academic supports and assistive technologies. We plan to find out which browser extensions can function as academic tools and adaptive aids for Canadian post-secondary students to do schoolwork.

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).