Retrieve a definition for any selected word from a glossary/online resource

This feature retrieves and displays definitions for selected words. These definitions may be retrieved from a local/personal glossary, a dictionary, or a collaborative knowledge base (such as Wikipedia). Numerous browser plugins are already available to do this, as well as automatic definition features in chat programs (such as Trillian’s interface to Wiktionary definitions).

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy

For people with cognitive, learning, and language disabilities or literacy problems, these definitions make it easier to read and understand pages that may otherwise have difficult language.

Existing Products

Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.

This feature is built into many word processors and office programs. Many products are available as plugins to Firefox and other browsers, including the following:

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