Municipal website gets a voice!
Posted by Samantha Corr on June 27, 2012
The Municipality of Central Huron has adopted BrowseAloud to provide a more inclusive online experience for those who struggle to read information on a computer screen.
BrowseAloud is an online reading support tool that is designed to give the user an alternative way to access information online. It reads all accessible website content aloud in a high quality, human sounding voice, which can be altered to suit the individual’s specific needs. Additional features include dual-colour highlighting, text magnification, a dictionary, an MP3 maker and screen masking.
Florence Stalenhoef, Deputy Clerk of Central Huron commented, “With BrowseAloud, our citizens can have better access to municipal information. They can read have website content and reports read aloud, check the accuracy of data that they input to forms and even use screen overlays to make reading easier.“
Additional functionality includes an MP3 Maker, an electronic dictionary, a translator and an easy-to-use toolbar that can be navigated using hotkeys.
The Municipality of Central Huron joins the County of Huron and Municipality of Huron East as BrowseAloud customers, placing the Huron area among the most welcoming, equal and accessible areas in the country.
BrowseAloud is a free download for the end user, allowing all employees, tourists and residents of the municipality to access information published on the website. To download BrowseAloud to your own computer, visit www.browsealoud.com/ca and click on the Download tab.
Samantha Corr, BrowseAloud
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