Browse Out Loud

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If you have trouble reading online, learn how to make your computer speak back to you.

Browsealoud is a speech-enabled website that uses Browsealoud, free software for people who have difficulty reading online. This includes people with mild visual impairment, people who speak English or French as a second language, or people with dyslexia or learning disabilities.

  1. Follow the simple steps to download and install Browsealoud.
  2. Once installed, as your mouse pointer moves over the words on a web page, they are spoken out loud. For most browsers, you can also choose to have the text highlighted as it is read. Or, you can ask Browsealoud to read a complete page to you. To stop the reader at any point, just press the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
  3. For detailed instructions, visit the Browsealoud website.