- Free to download
- Easy to use
Keep reading to find out more about:
- Toolbar - listen to text using the BrowseAloud toolbar
- Voice control - you can control how BrowseAloud reads sites out to you
- Highlighting - BrowseAloud highlights the word and sentence it is reading out
- Continuous reading - you can tell BrowseAloud to keep reading a page until you tell it to stop
- Small download - BrowseAloud has a small firewall-friendly download
- Technical Specification - Browsealoud minimum requirements
Understanding the toolbar
When you start Browsealoud the Browsealoud toolbar is displayed, which is shown below. Click on the toolbar below for more information on using the toolbar buttons.
To use the Browsealoud toolbar, first make sure that the website you are currently viewing works with Browsealoud.
You can see one of the following labels displayed at the bottom of the toolbar, indicating the status of Browsealoud:
Loading - this is displayed when Browsealoud is starting up on your computer
Active, polling current page - this is displayed if Browsealoud is still loading or it cannot read the current page, for example, if it is a PDF document
Inactive - this is displayed when you are not using Browsealoud
No page available - this is displayed when Browsealoud cannot detect a web page, most likely due to there being no Safari page open or because the URL in the current page is blank
Active, current page enabled - this is displayed when you click on the button and are ready to read aloud the content on a website that works with Browsealoud
Active, current page disabled - this is displayed when you click on the button but the current website does not work with Browsealoud.
If you want to move the Browsealoud toolbar on the screen, click and hold down the mouse button on the title bar, then drag and drop the toolbar onto the place where you want it to be positioned.
When you start Browsealoud, the Browsealoud toolbar will automatically stay in front of all the other applications you have open, at all times. If you do not want this to happen, make sure the Always on front option is deselected in the View menu. If you cannot see this menu, click here.