Get help reading our website
This page explains the different ways the local offer web pages can be displayed using the browsealoud software. It also provides accessibility information and guides to help you read the site better.
The browsealoud software can be accessed using the browsealoud icon located at the top right of the page:
Clicking on this icon will show the options available for displaying the page content:
These icons do the following:
Shows a simple help page that explains what the browsealoud toolbar does.
Use this icon to customise options to suit your individual needs or preferences.
Removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text (currently not enabled on our website).
Enlarges text and reads it out loud. The size of the text can be changed using the settings icon.
Blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask.
Converts selected text into an MP3 file. You will be prompted to name the MP3 file. You can then open it immediately or save it to a location on your device.
Provides written and spoken translations in multiple languages.
|Speak current selection|
Starts reading selected text or reads from the top of the page. The voice speed can be changed using the settings icon.
|Hover to speak mode|
Starts reading the page out loud - this feature is switched on by default. The voice speed can be changed using the settings icon.
Closes the browsealoud toolbar and stops all browsealoud actions.
We have tried to design our website, and the local offer section in particular, to be as accessible and usable as possible for everyone.
Compatibility with tools
Our website should be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:
- Window Eyes
- Supernova screen readers
The site should also be compatible with:
- Basic operating system screen magnifiers;
- Speech recognition software, e.g. Dragon Naturally Speaking; and
- Operating system speech packages.
The BBC website has excellent guides for:
- Making your mouse easier to use;
- Using your keyboard to control your mouse;
- Alternatives to a keyboard and mouse;
- Increasing the size of the text in your web browser;
- Changing text and background colours;
- How to magnify your screen; and
- Screen readers and talking browsers.
Please contact us if you are having difficulty using the browsealoud toolbar. We can also provide printed documents in different languages and formats, such as easy read.