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Accessibility

West Herts College is committed to making the information and resources that it provides via the web accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website.

This website is intended to meet level 2 (AA) of the W3C's Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines. For more information about the WAI Guidelines see: W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Browsealoud. Making Websites Talk

Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments. You can access this service by downloading a free piece of software, called a plug-in, from Browsealoud.

Click on the icon to download Browsealoud.

How does it work?

Once you have downloaded the plug-in, the Browsealoud icon will appear in your system tray, which is usually found in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. When you move your cursor over text, the relevant sentence is spoken aloud. You can choose to listen to selected sections of text or the entire page from where your cursor is pointed. There is also an option to see the words that are being spoken in large size at the top of the screen. To customise your Browsealoud settings, right click on the icon once it is installed on your computer and choose 'Open Browsealoud settings' from the menu.

For further information go to the Browsealoud video tour.