Speech Enabled Web Access
ReadTennessee.org uses the free Browsealoud program to enhance the accessibility of its web site. Browsealoud reads the words on any web page through their computer speakers. The program helps people who may find it difficult to read text online, those who may have literacy problems, or those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. It is also a beneficial tool for those for whom English is a second language and may have trouble reading.
As users move their cursors over words on a web page, Browsealoud reads them aloud, highlighting the words as they are being spoken. Alternately, users can select a "continuous" option, which allows the entire contents of a web page to be read without using the mouse. Browsealoud can also be turned on and off with a click of the Ctrl key. Users can customize the voice, pitch, and speed of the reader to suit their needs.
Browsealoud resides in the system tray when it is enabled. The icon resembles a bullseye and will have a checkmark when a website is speech enabled.
BrowseAloud is the world leading text-to-speech solution from Texthelp Systems Inc., which is designed to improve website accessibility for those with literacy difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments or where English or French is a second language. With a choice of 17 high quality voices covering nine languages and a number of unique features, BrowseAloud is quickly being adopted as the product of choice worldwide.
How do I install BrowseAloud?
You can download the free software from the BrowseAloud website:
Where can I get more information or help?
To learn more about BrowseAloud, visit the link below:
I need technical assistance, who do I contact?
BrowseAloud provide a dedicated Technical Support Team to help you. If you need assistance, you can email or call: