WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.120 --> 00:00:04.349 Ok, now we are going to show you about another great resource that we put on our Disability Service page ... 2 00:00:04.349 --> 00:00:04.677 for you. 3 00:00:04.760 --> 00:00:07.510 And this one is called Mercury Reader. Just go ahead and 4 00:00:07.560 --> 00:00:11.639 click on the link to Mercury Reader. And it gives you directions on how to download it. It is an ... 5 00:00:11.639 --> 00:00:13.314 extension that you put on your browser. 6 00:00:13.400 --> 00:00:15.040 So really recommend using Chrome. 7 00:00:15.040 --> 00:00:20.339 If you go to the website. And you see it gives you this little icon in the corner, once it ... 8 00:00:20.339 --> 00:00:22.840 downloads. And you can see on my computer, 9 00:00:22.960 --> 00:00:24.800 that I already have it. 10 00:00:24.800 --> 00:00:27.445 What it is going to do, it is going to clean up all the noise from an article. 11 00:00:27.480 --> 00:00:31.913 So, when you click on an article sometimes there is a lot of extra stuff on it. So you see ... 12 00:00:31.913 --> 00:00:32.660 on this article 13 00:00:32.760 --> 00:00:36.652 there is a lot of pictures and graphs. And is kind of hard to actually to the meat of the ... 14 00:00:36.652 --> 00:00:38.111 article, get to the actual words. 15 00:00:38.200 --> 00:00:40.800 So by clicking Mercury Reader, 16 00:00:40.800 --> 00:00:46.635 what's it going to do, is connect and its going to extract all the text for me. So I can ... 17 00:00:46.635 --> 00:00:47.305 read that. 18 00:00:47.440 --> 00:00:52.066 So there, I took a really noisy webpage and turned it into an article that I can read. Links still ... 19 00:00:52.066 --> 00:00:52.304 work. 20 00:00:52.560 --> 00:00:54.440 I've got the photo. 21 00:00:54.440 --> 00:00:58.962 But I have taken away all the ads. So this makes it a lot easier for me to read. Kind ... 22 00:00:58.962 --> 00:01:01.492 of get through and understand what is going on. 23 00:01:01.600 --> 00:01:06.849 It is also wonderful because you still get all your links at the bottom. You can share it or email ... 24 00:01:06.849 --> 00:01:07.011 it. 25 00:01:07.120 --> 00:01:10.966 But the best thing, is that you can send it to your Kindle. So, you just click send it to ... 26 00:01:10.966 --> 00:01:11.272 Kindle. 27 00:01:11.360 --> 00:01:15.554 And you would set up your Kindle to register this and then you could read it from your Kindle. 28 00:01:15.600 --> 00:01:18.881 So if you don't actually have a Kindle, you can put the Kindle app on your smartphone. 29 00:01:18.920 --> 00:01:22.938 But it will allow you to read it. Maybe if you are going somewhere and someone else is driving and ... 30 00:01:22.938 --> 00:01:23.477 you have time 31 00:01:23.560 --> 00:01:26.002 to read for your schoolwork. You can put some stuff on your Kindle. 32 00:01:26.040 --> 00:01:28.745 You can relax on the couch, you can be in your bed. 33 00:01:28.800 --> 00:01:33.106 You don't have to be stuck by your computer screen to do your readings for school. 34 00:01:33.160 --> 00:01:36.786 And when you are done with it, you can just click it and it exits back out. And you go ... 35 00:01:36.786 --> 00:01:38.194 back to your article. And it just 36 00:01:38.280 --> 00:01:41.900 stays up there on your toolbar is a great tool for you to use.