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BrowseAloud adds speech and reading support to online content to extend the reach of websites for the 20% of the population who require reading support. This includes those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

BrowseAloud is free to use and works with all major browsers.

To hear text read aloud from a desktop or laptop computer you simply move your mouse pointer over the text. From a touch screen device, you simply click on the text to hear it read aloud.

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Guide to Add BrowseAloud Plus

For detailed steps on adding BrowseAloud Plus, use the appropriate link below. You only need to follow these steps once.

Adding BrowseAloud Plus on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch Safari on iOS

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

We have produced an interactive slideshow to help you add BrowseAloud Plus to your Apple device. Please choose from one of the following options to view the appropriate slideshow.

These slideshows have been specifically designed for these devices whilst being held in portrait (upright) mode and are best viewed as such.

Note: Please zoom out as much as possible before launching the slideshow


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Adding BrowseAloud Plus on Android Android

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

Due to the variation of default browsers for different versions of Android, we recommend using a browser which is standard across all device types and manufacturers, e.g. Google Chrome.

The following instructions provide a general overview of adding bookmarks and bookmarklets in Android. Please note that the buttons and menu commands of your device may differ from these screenshots. If you encounter any difficulties, please first check the manufacturer's documentation for your device.

  1. Copy the text below (in blue) by completing the following steps:
    • Hold one finger on the text until the text selection tools appear.
    • Drag the selection to include all the text and select "Copy" on your device.

    javascript:function getProtocol(){return window.location.href.indexOf('https')==0?'https':'http';}(function(){document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0].appendChild(document.createElement('script')).src=getProtocol()+'://babm.texthelp.com/Bookmarklet.ashx?l=au';})();

  2. Android 2.x / 3.x: Launch Browser and click the bookmark button on the address bar to create a bookmark

    Android 4.x: Launch Browser, press the "Menu" button on your device and choose "Save to Bookmarks" or "Bookmark this Page"
  3. Paste the copied text into the Address box and click OK
  4. The bookmark is now added. To launch BrowseAloud Plus:

    Android Default Browser:
    1. Tap the "Bookmarks" button to the right of the address bar
    2. Tap the "BrowseAloud Plus" bookmark
    Other Browser e.g. Chrome:
    1. Tap the address bar
    2. Begin to the type the name of the bookmark i.e. "BrowseAloud Plus"
    3. Tap the bookmark in the list of options which appears under the address bar

Adding BrowseAloud Plus in Internet Explorer 10IE10

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

For Windows 8 users, please also note that these instructions refer specifically to the Desktop version of Internet Explorer 10.

  1. Make sure that the Favorites bar is visible. Right-click on empty space in Internet Explorer toolbar area and confirm that the Favorites bar is checked.

  2. Click and Drag the link below to the Favorites Bar of your browser
  3. BrowseAloud Plus

  4. Click Yes when you see the following message

Adding BrowseAloud Plus in Internet Explorer 9 IE9

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

  1. Make sure that the Favorites bar is visible. Right-click on empty space in Internet Explorer toolbar area and confirm that the Favorites bar is checked.

  2. Click and Drag the link below to the Favorites Bar of your browser
  3. BrowseAloud Plus

  4. Click Yes when you see the following message

Adding BrowseAloud Plus in Internet Explorer 8 IE8

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

  1. Make sure that the Favorites bar is visible. Right-click on empty space in Internet Explorer toolbar area and confirm that "Favorites bar" is checked.

  2. Right click on the link below
  3. BrowseAloud Plus

  4. Click on "Add to Favorites"
  5. Click Yes on the warning message
  6. Create in Favourites Bar
  7. Click on Add

Adding BrowseAloud Plus in Firefox 4 and above Firefox

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

  1. Make sure that the Bookmarks toolbar is visible. Click the display your bookmarks button and click "View Bookmarks Toolbar" from the menu

  2. Drag the following link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar.
  3. BrowseAloud Plus

Adding BrowseAloud Plus in Chrome Chrome

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

  1. Make sure the Bookmarks bar is visible by pressing Control+Shift+B

  2. Drag the following link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar
  3. BrowseAloud Plus

Adding BrowseAloud Plus in Safari Safari

JavaScript must be enabled on your device or browser. Click here for instructions on enabling JavaScript.

  1. Make sure the Bookmarks bar is visible by pressing Apple Shift B (or Ctrl+Shift+B on Windows)

  2. Drag the following link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar
  3. BrowseAloud Plus

  4. If necessary, change the name of the bookmark to "BrowseAloud Plus". Click "OK" to confirm.



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