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BrowseAloud – Accessibility tool

BrowseAloud adds speech, reading, and translation to websites facilitating access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments. Online content can be read aloud in multiple languages using the most natural and engaging voice to transform the user's online experience. All features are accessed from an easy-to-use floating toolbar located at the top right menu on all web pages:

BrowseAloud Menu


Menu options:

Directions icon
Repositiong tool - Click and drag the menu bar to position it anywhere on your screen
Speak mode icon
Speak mode - BrowseAloud starts reading the page aloud
 
Text to speech icon
Text to speech - BrowseAloud starts reading selected text or reads from the top of the page. Each word is highlighted as it is read aloud and simultaneously highlights the sentence or paragraph in a contrasting colour
 
Translations icon
Translations - spoken & written - BrowseAloud translates web pages into 78 languages and speaks the translated text where there is a matching voice available, which is currently 35 languages
 
MP3 icon
MP3 generation - Convert text to an MP3 file. The text can be saved and listened to at a later date, at home or on the move
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Screen mask - Block distractions on your screen.  A semi-opaque tinted mask extends across your screen leaving a letterbox reading window clear.  This helps users to focus on the section of the web page they are most interested in and ignore unnecessary ‘clutter’
 

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Text magnification - The magnified text is displayed with synchronous highlighting in a single line at the top of the screen as the text is being read aloud.  This allows users with visual impairments to access even the smallest of text on a web page
Simolifier icon
Web page simplifier - Removes clutter from the screen displaying only the main text
 
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Settings options - Customisable to suit individual needs or preferences, with options to alter the voice speed, highlighting colours and the text size during magnification
 
Features explained icon
Toolbar features explained - Simple descriptions of each BrowseAloud feature
 
Close Toolbar icon
Close button - closes the BrowseAloud tool bar
 
  Additional functionality (pdfs) – BrowseAloud also reads almost any PDF documents on the website
   



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