is a service that can make your website accessible to users
with reading disabilities or visual impairments. By downloading
the free browsealoud reader, users can move their cursor over
the page as your content is spoken aloud. Adding browsealoud
to your website can help you:
compliance with accessibility legislation by guaranteeing
users access to the information they need.
reading and comprehension capabilities for users with learning
access to web content for customers, students, and employees
with reading or mild visual disabilities.
browsealoud is a website speech enabling
service which makes web content accessible to anyone with
reading difficulties. It is designed to be simple for Users,
requiring only a short download of the free program. browsealoud
not only speech enables website content, it also speech enables
the menus and hyperlinks to ease navigation of the website.
Simply by scrolling your mouse over the text that you want
read to you, Browsealoud will speak what you require, helping
you navigate websites more easily. Users have a choice of
voice, pitch and speed, making navigation of websites easier
and more meaningful than ever before for anyone with reading
Free to download, easy to use with control
over the voice, pitch and speed, browsealoud is there when
you need assistance as you navigate the Web.
Simply by hovering your mouse over the
text that you want read to you, browsealoud will read and
speak what you require, helping you navigate websites more
easily. The program can be activated from the circular icon
in the system tray as shown in the following images:
If a web site is browsealoud-enabled, the icon
has a yellow pointer.
Allowing you full control over the speed and
pitch of your chosen voice and user defined hotkeys to activate
and deactivate speech, the program also has a user defined
pronunciation engine that allows a user to add words and define
how a word is pronounced. browsealoud also has the option
to add voices to those already on your computer.
Option tabs are shown below:
The browsealoud service is one of the easiest
ways to make your site more accessible. With the service's
low entry cost, no ongoing management overhead, and merely
the addition of a link to the browsealoud program download
page required, the service is designed so that your website
can be speech enabled in minutes.