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Partially-sighted net surfers served

Visually impaired internet users will find surfing the web easier with LowBrose, a Firefox add-on that takes normal web pages and makes them more accessible to people with low vision.

There are several programs already available that allow fully blind people to surf the web, by reading text and descriptions of images aloud to them. LowBrowse takes a slightly different approach; for example, users can configure their preferences for font, text size, colour contrast and letter spacing, and have their preferences remain consistent for all web pages.

LowBrowse is available as a free download at the website of its creator, Lighthouse International. Users need to upgrade to Firefox Version 3 in order to use LowBrowse.

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