New digital inclusion software launched on our website

We’re delighted to announce we’ve added speech, reading and translation support to our website with Browsealoud.

This innovative tool from Texthelp helps the millions of people who struggle to access and understand information online.

In the UK, over 12 million people have print disabilities such as:

  • dyslexia
  • low literacy
  • mild visual impairment.

And over 8 million people were born abroad, so speak English as a second language.

Adding Browsealoud to our website is reflective of our commitment to accessibility and inclusion. We want to ensure everyone can access our information online, regardless of ability. Browsealoud helps us to achieve this.

But don’t just take our word for it, check it out for yourself. Visit our website and look for the orange circular launchpad. One click on this button launches the Browsealoud toolbar.

From here, you can hover your mouse pointer over any text to hear it read aloud. You’ll have to click on the text though if you’re using your mobile to browse the website.

Now, our website can be translated into 99 languages and read aloud in 40 of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. You can convert any of our web content into an audio file and listen to it offline. And, you can block or remove distractions from the page allowing you to focus on the most important parts.

Browsealoud will help us to reach a much wider audience and reduce some of the barriers faced by disabled people on the web.

For more information, please contact the Communications team.

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