Browsealoud is a free plugin that reads web pages to you.
Browsealoud may help those people who have a good understanding of the English language but do not find reading easy. It is, however, not suitable for the visually impaired.
If you install the Browsealoud plugin on your PC, you can have the web pages on the Wakefield website read to you. Many other websites have this facility, including Google and the BBC. Other local councils such as Kirklees also have it.
Browsealoud is a Windows application and can be used with Internet Explorer 4 upwards. Your computer must have a sound card fitted for Browsealoud to work ... and you will need speakers, or headphones.
When you follow the download Browsealoud link you will be taken to an external site where you will find full instructions to carry out the download and installation. Remember this is free software that you will only need to download once.
The Browsealoud icon will be placed in your system tray which is at the bottom right of your computerDownload and install Browsealoud.
Once installed you can open the Browsealoud application by double clicking the icon in your system tray.
You will find that you can update Browsealoud and customise it to suit you own preferences.