Listen Controls

Using the ReadSpeaker Controls

ReadSpeaker allows the text on the webpage to be read out loud to you. It provides assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud, you can understand the information on the webpage more easily. This makes the content more accessible and the website much more pleasant to visit.

How does it work?

You simply click the 'Listen' button to listen to the webpage's content, or use the Access Hot-Keys (explained below).

The closed control image of closed control.shows a 'Listen' button with a red right-facing triangle the (PLAY) button.

Once the 'Listen' button or the red-right-facing triangle (PLAY) button is activated, the control will expand to look like this image of expanded control..

When the control is expanded you will now see the button with the two verticle side-by-side red lines, the (PAUSE) button image of pause button..

Next to the pause button is the button with the single square red (STOP) button image of stop button..

Accessibility Hot-Keys

You can start the ReadSpeaker by using the keybord via an access key. Since the control panel is built in HTML, you can use tab/shift+tab to navigate in the control panel and press enter to activate a certain button or link.

How to use the access key depends on your browser:

Internet Explorer
To LISTEN to Speech:
Hold down the ALT and L , release both keys then press ENTER.
To PAUSE Speech:
Hold down the ALT and P , release both keys then press ENTER.
To CANCEL Speech:
Hold down the ALT and C , release both keys then press ENTER.

Firefox
To LISTEN to Speech:
Hold down both SHIFT andALT plus L.
To PAUSE Speech:
Hold down both SHIFT and ALT plus P.
To CANCEL Speech:
Hold down both SHIFT and ALT plus C.

There’s no need to press ENTER.

Google Chrome
To LISTEN to Speech:
Hold down both SHIFT andALT plus L.
To PAUSE Speech:
Hold down both SHIFT and ALT plus P.
To CANCEL Speech:
Hold down both SHIFT and ALT plus C.

There’s no need to press ENTER.

Opera
Pressing SHIFT and ESC together lists all access keys available on
the page. You then just press the key. So to get to the home page
on this site you go SHIFT ESC, release them then press 1

Safari
To LISTEN to Speech:
Press the CTRL or Control key together with L.
To PAUSE Speech:
Press the CTRL or Control key together with P.
To CANCEL Speech:
Press the CTRL or Control key together with C.

There’s no need to press ENTER.