WHAT IS BROWSEALOUD?

Browsealoud is a tool you can use to read our website out loud.  You can use it on a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac. 

How do I get Browsealoud?

Select the Browsealoud logo on the left-hand side of the screen or click on ‘Listen to the website’ at the top right of this website to launch Browsealoud.

Browsealoud Feature Guide

The Toolbar

There are several icons on the toolbar. Each button performs a different function - you can hear text read aloud, translate it, convert to MP3 and add a screen mask. You can magnify text, simplify web pages, and set your own personalised settings.

Toolbar

Text to Speech

Browsealoud reads text on a webpage out loud. There are two options, Hover to Speak and Speak the Current Selection. Hover to Speak is turned on by default when the toolbar is launched.

Text to Speech

MP3 Generation

Browsealoud converts any text that you select from a web page, into an audio file that you can then listen to later. You will need to save the audio file to your device or storage system

MP3

Screen Mask

This feature allows you to apply a colour filter to your screen. A semi-opaque mask extends across the screen, leaving a letterbox reading window clear - this allows you to focus on a few lines at a time.

Screen mask

Text Magnification

You can magnify the text as it’s being read aloud. You can personalise the font, size and colour to suit your needs in settings.

Text Magnification

Simplify

This feature removes items on the webpage which are not necessary, such as pictures, allowing you to focus on the text you want to read.

Simplify

Settings

In the settings menu you can personalise the features to suit you best. You can:

  • Highlight colours for text to speech and text magnification
  • Set text magnifier on as default
  • Select the size of the magnified text
  • Switch hover to speak off
  • Select voice speed

Accessibility

We are committed to making our website available to as many people as possible. If you are experiencing any difficulties with accessing our website or have issues with downloading any files, please contact us.