BrowseAloud Help

BrowseAloud is free software that reads Web pages out loud. It can help anyone who has difficulty reading online, including people with mild visual impairments, low literacy, English as a second language, or learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Once you have the BrowseAloud toolbar on your computer, just click on a selection of text. BrowseAloud will highlight the words and read them out loud.

How do I get BrowseAloud Plus?

Click on the BrowseAloud icon BrowseAloud icon that appears on the bottom right corner of any page to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar. Then, simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

Toolbar functionality of Browse Aloud plugin

The Browse Aloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar. They include:

Hover1. Hover to Speak

Hover to Speak starts reading the page out loud - this feature is on by default

Hover2. Play

Play starts reading selected text or reads from the top of the page

Hover3. Translate Page

Translate Page provides written and spoken translations in multiple languages

Hover4. Generate MP3

Generate MP3 converts selected text into an MP3

Hover5. Screenmask

Screenmask blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask

Hover6. Text Magnifier

Text Magnifier enlarges text and reads it out loud

Hover7. Web Page Simplifier

Web Page Simplifier removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text

Hover8. Settings

Settings customize options to suit individual needs or preferences

Hover9. Help

Help shows a simple help page that explains what the browsealoud toolbar does

Please note: Not all features are available at all times within BrowseAloud.

Where Can I Get More Information or Help?

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud:

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