Accessibility

BrowseAloud

What does BrowseAloud look like?

browsealoudThe BrowseAloud software can be found in the header of the on the Tipperary ETB website. Once you click on the above toolbar, the BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar (see toolbar below). You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide from view, as you prefer.browsealoud2

What is BrowseAloud?

BrowseAloud makes websites accessible to those who require online reading support. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments. It works by reading web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice for people who find it difficult to read online. The user simply hovers their mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud.

This software can assistant individuals with literacy difficulties, dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those who have English as a second language.

The technology is provided free at the point of use. BrowseAloud works on all major browsers and platforms, including mobiles.

What will BrowseAloud do for me?

  • Reads web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice (Includes websites, intranets, extranets, html, accessible Flash, alt tags);
  • Reads secure web pages;
  • Reads PDF and Word documents in their original format;
  • Highlights each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page;
  • Looks up accurate dictionary definitions;
  • Magnifies text to your chosen font size and font style;
  • Converts text to MP3 files;
  • Masks information on the screen to help you focus on a particular area
  • Spoken and Written Translation in 35 languages;
  • Written Translation in 78 languages;

Who does BrowseAloud help?

BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support. This includes those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the BrowseAloud Website

Tipperary ETB Access Officer

View information for the Disability Act on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website.

On 1st May 2013 over 180 public bodies were brought under the Ombudsman’s remit for the first time in relation to complaints and appeals procedures. These include publicly funded third level institutions and educational bodies.  Click on the their logo to view more information on their website.

Access Officer Details for Tipperary ETB

Ms Ann Marie McGrath,
Access Officer,
Tipperary Education & Training Board,
Western Road,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary.
Telephone: 00353 52 6121067
Email: amcgrath@tipperaryetb.ie
Ms Geraldine O’Brien
Access Officer
Tipperary ETB Lifelong Learning Service,
Martyrs Road,
Nenagh,
Co. Tipperary
Telephone: 00353 67 31845
Email: gobrien@tipperaryetb.ie

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