Listen to our website
We are pleased to introduce a free service that speech enables our website for those with reading difficulties.
It offers a practical website access service to people who find it easier to listen to, rather than read the content of our website.
We have teamed up with Texthelp Systems to provide their Browsealoud service which gives our visitors the chance to listen to our web content.
Browsealoud makes using the internet easier for people who have:
- Low literacy and reading skills
- English as a second language
- Mild visual impairment
With Browsealoud you can control the voice, pitch and the speed. When you scroll over the text on the website, Browsealoud will read and speak what you require.
Find out more about Browsealoud
Detailed information about the speech features
How to install and use Browsealoud
Browsealoud is free to use. All you have to do is simply install the free Browsealoud software.
Once the software is installed on your computer you will be able to listen to any website offering the Browsealoud service.
You can Customise the voices to your own preference and download extra voices to use.
The Browsealoud user guide is available on the Browsealoud website for PC and for Mac users.
Important information for people who do not use a mouse
Browsealoud is designed to be used primarily by mouse movements. If you are unable to use a mouse, you should enable mouse keys.
To enable mouse keys on a PC:
- Open the control panel
- Select accessibility options
- Select the mouse tab
- Switch on mouse keys you will be able to control the mouse using your numeric keypad
This will allow you to navigate to text on web pages which would normally be inaccessible using the keyboard. You can change Browsealoud settings by double clicking on the Browsealoud icon in the system tray.