Our website has been designed so that users can modify how it displays or listen to the text.
To alter how the website displays:
Change the size of the text by using the links at the top of the page. You will see an 'A' in different sizes - click the large A to make the text bigger.
Download free BrowseAloud software to use features such as masking or highlighting text.
To listen to the website:
Download free BrowseAloud software which will read out the text on each page. You can also use BrowseAloud to read PDF and Word documents and to convert text into an MP3 file.
What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud makes websites accessible to those who require online reading support, which is 20% of the UK population. It works by reading web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice. The user simply hovers their mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud.
Bolton College pays for a BrowseAloud licence and the software is then completely free for you to download.
BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar. You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide from view, as you prefer.
What will BrowseAloud do for me?
Reads web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice (Includes websites, intranets, extranets, html, accessible Flash, alt tags)
Reads secure web pages
Reads PDF and Word documents in their original format
Highlights each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page
Magnifies text to your chosen font size and font style
Translates word-for-word between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
Looks up accurate dictionary definitions
Converts text to MP3
Masks information on the screen to help you focus on a particular area
Who does BrowseAloud help?
BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support. This includes those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
How do I download BrowseAloud?
Click on the link in the menu on the right to be taken to the BrowseAloud site, where you can download the software.
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