Accessibility

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

This site has been designed to meet Level AA of the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) Accessibility Guidelines.

BrowseAloud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free.

What is BrowseAloud?

BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

Other features include:

  • Spoken & Written Translation
  • PDF Reading
  • Text Magnification
  • MP3 Generation
  • Screen Mask
  • Web Page Simplifier
  • Secure Site reading
  • Customisable Options

Who BrowseAloud Helps?

BrowseAloud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

How do I get BrowseAloud?

Click on the BrowseAloud launchpad that appears on the top of this website (pictured below inside the red rectangle) to launch the BrowseAloud toolbar (also pictured below). Mobile web-users should click on the orange launchpad located at the bottom of the mobile website.

BrowseAloud launchpad location
Browsealoud logo-top of website 14.09.15

Browsealoud Toolbar
Browsealoud toolbar 14.09.15

Once the toolbar is launched it can provide instant high quality speech at the touch of a button – no need to download anything. The question mark icon on the toolbar will launch a short help menu explaining the function of each feature. For more detailed information about each feature please visit www.browsealoud.com/au/browsealoud/features/External link opens in new window

For further information about BrowseAloud including Frequently Asked Questions please visit Texthelp and BrowseAloud support External link opens in new window

Access Keys

This site uses a subset of the UK Government Accesskey Standard.   Access keys let you navigate round a website without using a mouse.

The following accesskeys may be used throughout this site:

Access key          Page

S                              Skip Navigation

1                              Home

3                              Site Map

4                              Search

7                              Complaints Procedure

8                              Terms and Conditions

0                              Accesskey Details

How to use access keys

Browsers for PCs

  • Firefox 2: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
  • Firefox 1.5 for PCs: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
  • Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
  • Netscape 7: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
  • Netscape earlier versions: Access keys are not supported

Browsers for Macs

  • Firefox 2: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
  • Firefox 1.5: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Safari: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear
  • Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key