What is browsealoud?

browsealoud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. browsealoud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, browsealoud will provide the reading support tools required free of charge.

browsealoud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. browsealoud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

Other features include:

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting 
  • Talking Translator
  • Secure Site Reading
  • Text Magnification
  • MP3 Maker
  • PDF Reading
  • Talking Dictionary
  • Screen Masking
  • International Languages

More than 7,000 websites use browsealoud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.

How do I get browsealoud?

browsealoud is free to use and works with all major browsers.

To ensure browsealoud works on every page you want to read, please ensure javascript is enabled on your device, 

If you use 'Firefox' you will need to disable the 'texthelphighlighter' before you can access BrowseAloud. To do this, click on the drop down arrow beside the 'Firefox' button on the top left hand side of the Browser window and select 'Add ons' and then 'Extensions'. Disable the extension 'texthelphighlighter' and then click the instruction to restart Firefox. Once this is completed, simply click on the 'question mark' icon within the browsealoud button and then drag and drop the browsealoud Plus link into your Bookmarks. You will then need to click the link every time you need the browsealoud support.

To use BrowseAloud's fully-featured version, which includes a dictionary, a translator, an MP3 maker, a text magnifier and reads secure web pages and PDFs, visit the browsealoud website (opens in a new window) to download a small application, free of charge.

Help to use browsealoud

Further assistance using browsaloud can be requested from TextHelp:

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