This website is now speech-enabled, which means that you can download free software onto your computer that lets you 'listen' to the webpages instead of reading them.
The free software is called Browsealoud and
many websites use it so that people who have problems
reading the information provided on the webpages can still get the
information they need. It is used by people who are not able
to read text online easily, perhaps due to problems with their
eyesight or because they have learning disabilities, or by people
for who English is not their first language.
How it works
Browsealoud is a Windows Browser plug-in designed for use with
Internet Explorer 4 upwards or Netscape Navigator. If you install
the Browsealoud plugin on to your computer then the
webpages can be read out loud to you.
How to download Browsealoud
When you follow the link below you will be taken to another
website where you will find full instructions on how
to download and install the software. A Browsealoud icon will
then be placed in your system tray which is at the bottom right of
You can then open Browsealoud by double clicking the icon. You
will find that you can update Browsealoud and customise it to suit
you. It even lets you choose from a list of voices and
change the way you hear them by altering the pitch and speed.
Register for regular updates from Browsealoud so that you will find out when other website become speech enabled.