You can now listen to the contents of this website being read aloud to you by downloading a free piece of software (called a plug-in) from Browsealoud.
Once the plug-in is installed on your computer, you can choose to listen to the content of web pages and files such as pdf documents.
Once you have downloaded the plug-in, the Browsealoud icon will appear in your system tray, which is usually found in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
When you move your cursor over text, the relevant sentence is spoken aloud. You can choose to listen to selected sections of text or the entire page from where your cursor is pointed. There is also an option to see the words that are being spoken in large size at the top of the screen.
To customise your Browsealoud settings, right click on the icon once it is installed on your computer and choose 'Open Browsealoud settings' from the menu.
The plug-in will work on any website where you see the Browsealoud logo.
The service is designed to improve access to information and services on our website for people who find it hard to read. This includes people with dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those who do not speak English as their first language.
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