The West Midlands Police website has been enabled to work with Browsealoud.
Browsealoud is a computer program that reads out all website content. It can be installed on your computer, free of charge. As you move your cursor over paragraphs of text, they are spoken aloud.
If you wish to listen to our website, you can download the free software from Browsealoud's website.
Once you have installed this software, it will also work on over 2000 other public and private sector websites and also some search websites. It is not available on all websites, as the cost of the service is met by the website owner.
Speech enabling our website provides an additional way of accessing information for people who find it hard to read. This includes those with dyslexia or learning difficulties, those for whom English is not their first language, or anyone with a mild visual impairment. It is not designed to replace other screen readers.
Yes. Once installed, look for the browsealoud icon in your system tray, which is usually at the bottom right hand corner of your screen (beside the system clock). Right click on the icon and choose 'open browsealoud settings' from the menu.
The speech tab allows you to choose a male or female voice, change the speed, pitch and volume of the reader.
To read the entire page from where your cursor points, check the 'Continue reading from pointer' box. Otherwise Browsealoud will only read the individual sentences you point to.