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This website has been designed to enable access for people with differing ability levels. Where possible it meets the requirements of AA accessibility guidelines provided by the W3C.

You can find out more about how web accessibility makes your computer easier to use at www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility.

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free.

What is BrowseAloud?

BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

Other features include:

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting
  • Talking Translator
  • Text Magnification
  • MP3 Maker
  • Talking Dictionary
  • Screen Masking

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.

Who BrowseAloud Helps?

BrowseAloud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

How do I get BrowseAloud?

Click on the BrowseAloud Panel that appears on the footer of this website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar. This toolbar provides instant high quality speech at the touch of a button - no need to download anything. New features include PDF and secure site reading, per site and page pronunciation control and language selection.

To use BrowseAloud's fully-featured version, which includes a dictionary, a translator, an MP3 maker, a text magnifier and reads secure web pages and PDFs, visit the BrowseAloud website to download a small application, free of charge, at www.browsealoud.com/getbrowsealoud.

Support with using BrowseAloud

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud:
Web: www.browsealoud.com/support
E-Mail: support@browsealoud.com
Tel: 0800 328 7910

To provide an alternative to using a mouse you may "tab" through navigation options. The following Government Access Keys are also available:

UK Government Access Keys

  • S - Skip navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • 2 - What's new (latest news)
  • 3 - Sitemap
  • 8 - Privacy Policy
  • 9 - Feedback form
  • 0 - Access key details

Accessibility Options

To assist with accessibility you can use the form on this page to the colour scheme and size of the text.

This will be remembered for future visits to help improve your experience.