BrowseAloud assists residents and visitors with online reading support
The Town of Aurora is pleased to announce that BrowseAloud, a tool that provides online reading support for websites, is now available to users of the Town's site www.aurora.ca
"The Town of Aurora has made it a priority to make our facilities, programs and services accessible to all residents," said Mayor Geoffrey Dawe. "I am very pleased that BrowseAloud is now available to offer support to both residents and visitors who may have difficulty reading about Town information online."
BrowseAloud is a toolbar that can be downloaded at www.browsealoud.com that works by reading BrowseAloud-affiliated webpages in a natural-sounding voice. Users simply move their mouse pointer over text to hear it read.
The toolbar offers several features, including:
Magnifying text to change font size and style
Highlighting each word as it is spoken
Translating words between English, French,
German, Italian and Spanish
Reading secure web pages
BrowseAloud is designed to assist those with literacy difficulties, cognitive disabilities, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
For more information about BrowseAloud, please visit www.browsealoud.com