How to use Readspeaker
What is Readspeaker?
Readspeaker is a tool which helps increase accessibility for those with visual impairments, low-literacy levels and those from non-English speaking backgrounds. Readspeaker enables users to listen to content of a webpage aloud, track their place on screen and translate content into another language.
Readspeaker is used by a number of credible health organisations and agencies such as Healthdirect Australia and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
How does it work?
To listen to the page content simply click on the listen button sitting at the top of a web page. Readspeaker will start to read the page content out loud.
An audio player will appear as Readspeaker reads the text.
In the audio player you can:
- Pause the audio
- Stop the audio
- Use the rewind or fast forward buttons to navigate through the audio
- Adjust the volume
- Adjust the speed of the audio
- Close the audio player
- Toggle the settings
Translating using Readspeaker
Readspeaker can also translate into 18 different languages.
Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
To translate, highlight text you would like translated and click the translate button that appears.
Select the language you would like to translate to. A new widow will appear. You can choose to have the translated text read aloud (press play on the audio player), or you can read to yourself.
Content created February 2021