Listen to this Website with BrowseAloud
Visitors can listen to this website with BrowseAloud, which is free to website visitors and can be easily downloaded from the BrowseAloud Website.
What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud enhances website accessibility for those who require online reading support, which is an estimated 24% of the Canadian population. It works by reading web pages aloud in a natural sounding voice. The user simply hovers the mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud.
What does BrowseAloud look like?
BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar (see above). You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide from view, as you prefer.
What will BrowseAloud do for me?
- Read web pages aloud in a natural-sounding voice
- Highlight each word as it is spoken
- Magnify text to your chosen font size and style
- Translate word-for-word between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
- Look up accurate dictionary definitions
- Convert text to MP3
- Mask information on the screen to help focus on a particular area
- Personalize the voice, voice settings and colours
- Choose between the 17 high quality voices covering nine international languages
- Read secure web pages
- Read PDF and Word documents in their original format
Who does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support. This includes those with literacy difficulties, cognitive disabilities such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
How do I download BrowseAloud?
Download BrowseAloud from the BrowseAloud website: BrowseAloud Website
System Requirements - PC:
- Operating System - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Processor - Pentium 4 1.8GHz Processor (Recommended Pentium 4.2 4GHz Processor or greater)
- Memory - 512 MB RAM on Windows XP (1GB RAM recommended) / 1GB RAM on Windows Vista and above (2GB recommended)
- Disk Space - 15MB free disk space
- Other - Sound Card, Speakers or Headphones
- Web Browser - Internet Explorer 9 (recommended), 8, 7 / Firefox 7 (recommended), 6, 5
- PDF Reading - Adobe Reader 10 (Adobe X), 9
System Requirements - Mac:
- Operating System X 10.3.9 or later
- 256 MB RAM (512 Mb is preferable)
- Compatibility with Power PC or Intel processor.
- Sound card and Speakers
- 20 MB Free Disc Space
- Supported Browser - Safari v3 or later