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Listen to Our Site with BrowseAloud

This page explains how you can listen to our website using a programme called BrowseAloud.
Updated: 5/08/2020 11:02 a.m.
BrowseAloud logo.
BrowseAloud logo

Need help reading our website?

We have added the digital inclusion software, BrowseAloud, to our website - making our content more accessible with reading and translation support.

Try it out - it’s free!

Click on the BrowseAloud image that appears on the bottom right of your screen to launch the support toolbar. Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.

How does BrowseAloud help?

BrowseAloud offers a host of reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better.


  • Hover to speak: text-to-speech - reads any text oud loud when you hover over it
  • Play text to speech: select a page or paragraph and the text is read out aloud
  • Translate: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
  • Webpage simplifier: creates a simplified view of the webpage by removing clutter and displaying only the main text
  • MP3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • Screen mask: focus on reading on epassage at a time and blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
  • Text magnification:ext magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
  • Picture dictionary:  displays word meaning through illustration
  • Settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences

All the features are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar - allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.

Need support?

Visit the dedicated support portal from TextHelp - the makers of BrowseAloud.

link icon. TextHelp - BrowseAloud Support Portal (Opens in a new window)

Did you find browsealoud useful?

TextHelp are constantly striving to provide the very best digital inclusion software for those who need it the most. They’d love to know what you think of BrowseAloud.

link icon. Contact TextHelp

For further information about accessibility on this website, follow the link below.



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