GUEST BLOG POST BY GARY BAUMAN, WEB SERVICES LIBRARIAN
You may have noticed an icon on the Kitchener Public Library website, at the top of every page. This is the icon for BrowseAloud, a service which we have had for some time.
For those unfamiliar with it, BrowseAloud is an accessibility tool which allows users who have difficulty reading text on computer screens to have the content on a web page read aloud to them. Users can control whether the entire page is read, or just selected portions of the text.
Features of BrowseAloud
Clicking on the BrowseAloud icon opens a toolbar, which contains several useful features. These include:
- Tell BrowseAloud where to start reading by positioning mouse cursor over a word
- Read an entire page, start to finish
- Translate a page into another language
- Select text and convert it into an mp3 file
- A text magnification tool
If you have any questions about BrowseAloud or its features, please call 519.743.7502 or TTY 1.877.614.4832.
Learn more about KPL collections, services, and equipment for people with disabilities.