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If you already have JAWS or another text-to-speech engine installed on your computer, you don’t need to download BrowseAloud.

What is BrowseAloud?

Free software that reads web pages out loud. It can help anyone who has difficulty reading on-line, including people with mild visual impairments, low literacy, English as a second language, or learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

What does BrowseAloud do?

  • Reads web pages aloud in a natural-sounding voice
  • Reads PDF and Word documents in their original format
  • Highlights each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page
  • Magnifies text to your chosen font size and font style
  • Translates word-for-word between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • Looks up accurate dictionary definitions
  • Converts text to MP3
  • Masks information on the screen to help you focus on a particular area

You have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting.

How do I install BrowseAloud?

You can download BrowseAloud from the BrowseAloud website:

  • Browsealoud downloadsTo maximize your BrowseAloud experience it is recommended you ensure that your version of BrowseAloud is the most current. If you are a current user, you may check the version number in the ‘About’ section of the BrowseAloud options.

Follow the instructions on download page to install BrowseAloud on your computer.

Where can I get more information or help?

Please note

The Georgian Bay Public Library is providing the BrowseAloud service as a convenience for users of its website. The Library does not review and is not responsible for the accuracy of the oral communication by BrowseAloud. Rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of BrowseAloud may apply to you while using it, and the Library will not be responsible for information provided to you by BrowseAloud. If there are any discrepancies between the written information provided on the Library’s website and the oral communication of that information by BrowseAloud, the written version on the Library’s website shall govern. Use of the BrowseAloud services is at your sole risk and the Georgian Bay Public Library will not be responsible or liable for any damages arising from use of, or inability to use, those services, including any translation or communication of the Georgian Bay Public Library’s website content provided by BrowseAloud. By using BrowseAloud, you accept these statements and terms of use.

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