​​​​We aim to make the site as accessible as possible and have provided features that assist users to read pages, however some sections, for example mapping, might not be fully accessible.

Browsealoud - reading and translation support

Translate or listen to our website

Need help reading or translating our website? 

We have added the world-leading digital inclusion software, Browsealoud, to our website - making our content more accessible with reading and translation support.

Click on the Browsealoud launchpad image that appears on the top right of your screen to launch the support toolbar. Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.

How does Browsealoud help?

Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better. 

  • text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
  • text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
  • mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
  • web page simplifer: removes clutter from the screen - great for printing pages
  • settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences

All the features are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar - allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.

Video: How to use Browsealoud

Includes audio and subtitles


Need support?

Visit, the dedicated support portal from Texthelp - the makers of Browsealoud.

Did you find Browsealoud useful?

Texthelp are constantly striving to provide the very best digital inclusion software for those who need it the most.  They’d love to know what you think of Browsealoud, contact

​Accessibility options on your device

Text size

Press the Ctrl (PC) or Cmd (Mac) key together with the + key to increase text size. To decrease text size press the Ctrl (PC) or Cmd (Mac) key together with the - key. Alternatively use the BrowseAloud Text Magnifier or Simplify functions.


Windows has an accessibility tool set. It's in the start menu under All programs / Accessories / Ease of Access.


The Mac's toolset is called Accessibility and it's in System Preferences.

iPhone and iPad

Go to Settings / General / Accessibility


Go to Settings / System / Accessibility