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+Browsealoud

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud Plus

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud Plus will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.

What is BrowseAloud Plus?

BrowseAloud Plus reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.

Other features include:

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting
  • MP3 Maker
  • Secure Site Reading
  • Text Magnification
  • Screen Masking
  • PDF Reading
  • Translator
  • Pronunciation Modifier
  • International Languages

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too. For more information, please visit www.browsealoud.com

Who does BrowseAloud Plus help?

BrowseAloud Plus helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find BrowseAloud Plus particularly useful.

How do I get BrowseAloud Plus?

Click on the BrowseAloud Panel that appears on the <insert location here> of this website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

Support with using BrowseAloud Plus

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud Plus:
Web: www.browsealoud.com/support
E-Mail: support@browsealoud.com
Tel: 0800 328 7910

+Changing Browser Text size

If you find the text on our website too large or too small, you can adjust this through your browser. Instructions can be found below to change the text size for the most popular Internet browsers.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can choose the most appropriate size for you.

Mozilla Firefox and Netscape

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu.

From here you can increase or decrease the text size to suit your preference. 
Windows keyboard shortcuts:

Press Ctrl and + to increase the size 
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size 
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size
Mac keyboard shortcuts: 
Press Cmd and + to increase the size 
Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size 
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Safari

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller from the drop down menu. 
Mac keyboard shortcuts:

Press Cmd and + to increase the size 
Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size 
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Opera

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Zoom from the drop down menu.

From here you can choose an appropriate percentage. 
Windows keyboard shortcuts:

Press Ctrl and + to increase the size 
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size 
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Mac keyboard shortcuts: 
Press Cmd and + to increase the size 
Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size 
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

+Document Viewers

Throughout our website we provide documents and media that can be downloaded and viewed offline.

To view these files you may need to download and install the appropriate viewer(s).

All viewers are available to download free of charge from their creators' websites.

The file formats we use and their associated views are listed below.

 

pdf icon Adobe PDF. Adobe Reader.
word icon Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format. Microsoft Word Viewer.
excel viewer Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel Viewer.

 

If you use a screen reading program which synthesizes text as audible speech you may experience difficulty reading PDF files.

The Access Adobe web site provides online tools to convert PDF documents into standard HTML or ASCII text. The site can be visited via the link below:

Adobe - Conversion Tools