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Browsealoud

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Browsealoud makes our website more accessible by providing speech, reading and translation support for users with print disabilities, dyslexia, low literacy, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

Features

  • Text-to-speech with choice of reading speeds and highlighters to enhance reading comprehension

  • Translate web pages into 99 languages; speak translated text aloud in 40 languages

  • On-screen text magnifier helps users with visual impairments

  • MP3 generator converts text to audio files for offline listening

  • Screen mask blocks on-screen clutter, letting readers focus on text being read

  • Webpage simplifier removes ads and other distracting content for easier reading

  • Custom settings that are built in to suit individual user needs and preferences

Using Browsealoud

To access Browsealoud, simply click on the orange headphone icon at the top right of the page. Hover your cursor over the text you want read aloud and Browsealoud will read it to you. Other features such as translation, text magnifier and page simplifier can be accessed by clicking on icons within the toolbar.

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