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BrowseAloud

BrowseAloud - Making Websites Talk


Hamilton City Council has implemented 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?


To download BrowseAloud free-of-charge, visit the following link - www.browsealoud.com/nz/download
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.
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.
To view an Online User Guide, Frequently Asked Questions and a Video Tour, visit: www.browsealoud.com/en-nz/support

Browser Support


To ensure the best possible user experience on this website we recommend viewing via Internet Explorer 7 or greater, or Firefox 3.5 or greater.
Download IE 7 or greater from the Microsoft website.
Download Firefox 3.5 or greater from the Mozilla website.
 

Text Size


If you find the text size on this website is too small or too large to read comfortably, you can change the size of the text via your browser. You can also specify the font styles, colours, and foreground and background colours. The way you do this varies from browser to browser.

(Please note - some PCs will allow you to increase text size simply by holding down the 'control' and 'alt' keys and using the wheel in the middle of the mouse to make the text larger and smaller.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer

 
If you are using Internet Explorer, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.
 

Firefox (Mozilla)

If you are using Firefox, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.
Firefox also allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:
Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size
 

Netscape Navigator

If you are using Netscape Navigator the text size is altered via keyboard shortcuts:

Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size
View the page at Full Screen: F1

Apple Mac

For a computer using a Macintosh operating system:

Press Cmd and + to increase the size
Press Cmd and - to decrease the size
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Linux


For a computer using a Linux operating system:

Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size
 
Page reviewed: 16 Jan 2014 2:09pm