Browse Aloud… Making Websites Talk
This website is speech enabled and utilises Browsealoud technology to do so. Browsealoud speaks web site content aloud and improves accessibility for those in need of assistive technology. The technology is aimed at people with low literacy and reading skills, english as a second language, dyslexia and mild visual impairments.
How will this site be read aloud to me?
It’s easy. All you have to do is Download Browsealoud for free and install it on your PC. Once installed, content on this website can be read aloud to you.
What is Browsealoud?
Browsealoud is a browser plug-in that allows you to have website content read to you. Simply by scrolling your mouse over the text that you want read to you, Browsealoud will read and speak what you require, helping you navigate speech enabled websites more easily.
- Free to download
- Easy to use
- Control of voice, pitch and speed
- User defined hotkeys to activate and deactivate speech pronunciation engine to add words and define how a word is pronounced
- The option to add voices to those already on the computer
- The option to have the program start when the computer starts
- Does it work on all websites?
Browsealoud will read every webpage on our site. It will also read other websites, but only if they are speech enabled. It can also read pdf documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 6.0 onwards.
This meets the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Level A guidelines for accessibility.
Clicking on the link above will take you to an external site where you will find full instructions on how to carry out the download and installation of Browsealoud. A Browsealoud icon will be placed in your system tray which is at the bottom right of your browser window.