What is BrowseAloud

BrowseAloud is a software (built into Richmond Care and Support website) that allows you the option to turn on speech, reading and a translation service.

It is particularly useful for people with mild visual impairment, low literacy and reading skills, dyslexia or English as a second language. Browsealoud allows web pages to be read aloud in English or in 35 different languages. It can read all types of content including mobile, text, tables, downloadable documents like pdfs (but not PDFs on mobile though) and alt text for images.

It can also translate the information on the webpage into 78 languages.
You can save a chunk of audio onto an MP3 file and listen to it later.

You can magnify and change the colour of text and background or have a screen mask which blocks on-screen clutter, allowing you to focus on text being read.
A web page 'simplifier' removes ads and other distracting content for easier reading.

How to use BrowseAloud

You only need to click on the Browsealoud link that appears at the very top of every page. By doing this will make the BrowseAloud toolbar appear. With this toolbar available, you then move the mouse to highlight the part of the page which they want BrowseAloud to read out.

Useful contacts:

Richmond Council Adult Public Information