We use the ReadSpeaker service on our website. ReadSpeaker allows website text to be read out loud to you. It will help you if you have trouble reading text online. You don't have to download anything for ReadSpeaker to work.

How does it work?

How to listen to the main content of a page

Simply click the Listen button. An audio player appears and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text of the page out loud.

Screenshot of the control panel

The player's buttons allow you to:

  • pause and restart the reading
  • stop the reading
  • use the progress bar to navigate in the audio
  • adjust the volume
  • adjust settings such as reading speed
  • download the audio file
  • close the player.

You can use tab/shift+tab to navigate the player and press enter to activate a certain button or link.

How to listen to selected text

You can select a part of the text that you want to listen to and then press the pop-up Listen button that appears next to the mouse pointer. An audio player appears and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text you have selected.

Screenshot of pop-up player

How to adjust settings

In the settings menu, you can:

  • choose whether you want to have the text highlighted while read
  • choose whether you want the text highlighted on a word and sentence basis, sentence only, or word only
  • choose style and colours for the highlighting
  • choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium, or fast
  • choose whether you want the page to scroll automatically to follow the highlighted text
  • choose whether you want the pop-up Listen button to be shown when text is selected.

For more information visit the ReadSpeaker website.

Contact us

If you experience any difficulties using ReadSpeaker, please contact Corporate and Enterprise Services, or email [email protected].