Browse Aloud - Making Websites Talk
Hamilton City Council will be implementing software called BrowseAloud on this website which will read the website aloud.
BrowseAloud is designed to improve access to information and services on websites for people who find it difficult to read online content.
How does it work?
Once you have downloaded BrowseAloud, the BrowseAloud icon will appear in the system tray, which is usually found in the bottom right corner of the screen.
By simply placing the mouse cursor over the text, the relevant sentence will be read aloud and simultaneously highlighted. You can choose to listen to particular sections of text, or the entire page from where your cursor is pointed.
BrowseAloud also provides other features such as screen magnification.
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. Here you can change the speed of the voice and the colours used in text highlighting, save text as an MP3, have links identified and read aloud, customise pronunciations, and much more.
Support for BrowseAloud on www.hamilton.co.nz will be available soon.