Listen to articles

If you have trouble reading text online you can use our ReadSpeaker tool to have the text read out loud to you. It is really simple to use and as a user you don't have to download anything.

Listen to the main content

To listen to the main content you simply click the listen button to listen to the web page's content.

A control panel will appear and ReadSpeaker automatically starts reading the text of the web page out loud.

In the control panel you can:

  • Adjust the volume
  • Pause the reading
  • Stop the reading
  • Restart the reading
  • Choose 'No sound?' if your browser does not support flash
  • Choose 'Settings' if you want to customize the settings

Listen to selected text

You can also select a part of the text that you want to listen to. Once selected a pop-up listen button will appear next to the mouse pointer. When you click the pop-up listen button, a smaller control panel will appear and ReadSpeaker will automatically start reading the text you have selected.

In this control panel you can:

  • Pause the reading
  • Stop the reading
  • Restart the reading
  • Customize the settings by clicking on the wrench icon

Settings

In the settings menu you can:

  • Choose whether you want to have the text highlighted word by word and/or sentence by sentence, or turn off the highlighting
  • Choose whether you want the pop up listen button to be shown when text is selected
  • Choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium or fast

Once you have clicked somewhere on the ReadSpeaker player you can control it with the keyboard:

  • Play/pause: Space bar
  • Stop: Esc key
  • Increase volume: Up arrow or the + key of the numeric keypad
  • Lower Volume: Down arrow or the - key of the numeric keypad
  • Fast forward: Right arrow
  • Rewind: Left arrow

For more information please visit the ReadSpeaker website

Last Updated: 05/12/2014




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