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About Browsealoud

Getting started with Browsealoud

Getting Browsealoud to read the site to me

Using Browsealoud to translate Dewis Cymru into another language

Using Browsealoud to read to you in another language

Using Browsealoud to make Dewis Cymru easier to read

Further information

Glossary


Browsealoud

About Browsealoud

As part of our commitment to make Dewis Cymru as accessible as we can, we’ve added something called Browsealoud, which helps people who might find it difficult to read the information on Dewis Cymru. This might include people with dyslexia, people with literacy difficulties, people for whom English is not their first language, or people with mild visual impairments.

Browsealoud has lots of useful functions to make it easier to use Dewis Cymru, but the most important things it can do are:

  • It can read the website to you, in over 30 different languages;
  • It can translate the website into over 70 languages; and
  • It works on smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Getting started with Browsealoud

To open Browsealoud, click on the orange symbol, which appears in the top right of every page:

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When you click on it, a grey menu bar with some more symbols appear, like this:

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All the things Browsealoud can do are controlled by these symbols.

Getting Browsealoud to read the site to me

Browsealoud reads website content out loud in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

No matter what page of the website you are on, just click on the pointing finger in the grey menu bar, and Browsealoud will start reading that page to you, and it will highlight the text it’s reading.

Like this:

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Or, if you prefer, you can use your mouse pointer to highlight some text, then click on the triangle and Browsealoud will just read that bit of text.

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You can also tell Browsealoud to display the text it’s reading in a larger font: just click on the magnifying glass with the letter ‘A’ in the middle:

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The sentence being read aloud then appears at the top of the screen like this:

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Links to other websites

Dewis Cymru includes lots of links to other websites, to help people find the information they need as easily as possible. However, if you’re using Dewis Cymru with Browsealoud and you use a link to get to another website, Browsealoud will not be able to translate or read that website to you.

Using Browsealoud to translate Dewis Cymru into another language

If you want to read Dewis Cymru in a different language, click on the planet Earth logo and select the language you want. There are over 70 to choose from!

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When you move to a different page, the language may go back to English at first. But Browsealoud will translate it into the language you’ve selected within seconds!

Using Browsealoud to read to you in another language

Browsealoud can translate text into over 70 other languages. For over 30 of these, Browsealoud can read the translated text to you as well! Just select the language you want then follow the instructions detailed in 'Getting Browsealoud to read the site to me'.

Browsealoud translation is available in a number of languages as shown below.

Translation with accompanying voice

English

Afrikaans

Arabic

Chinese

Czech

Dutch

Finnish

French Canadian

French

German

Greek

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Norwegian

Polish

Brazilian

Portuguese

Romanian

Russian

Slovakian

Basque Spanish

Catalan Spanish

Columbian Spanish

Galician Spanish

European Spanish

Mexican Spanish

Swedish

Thai

Turkish

Welsh

Translation only

Albanian

Armenian

Azerbaijani

Belarusian

Bengali

Bosnian

Bulgarian

Cebuano

Croatian

Danish

Esperanto

Estonian

Filipino

Georgian

Gujarati

Haitian

Hebrew

Hindi

Hmong

Icelandic

Irish

Javanese

Kannada

Khmer

Lao

Latin

Latvian

Lithuanian

Macedonian

Malay

Maltese

Marathi

Persian

Serbian

Slovenian

Swahili

Tamil

Telugu

Ukranian

Urdu

Vietnamese

Yiddish

Using Browsealoud to make Dewis Cymru easier to read

We’ve worked hard to make the appearance of Dewis as simple and clutter-free as we can. But we understand some people will still find it a bit too cluttered. So Browsealoud has two tools that can help.

‘Screenmask’ will highlight the text you’re reading by making the rest of the page darker. Click on the ‘screenmask’ link:

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Then you can move your mouse pointer down the screen and it’ll make the bit you’re reading stand out more.

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If this doesn’t help, you can also try ‘simplify’.

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This removes all graphics, pictures, and colour, so that you just see the words, in black and white.

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You can change the colour of the text or make the text bigger so that it’s easier to read.

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Further information

The guidance above has been produced by the Dewis Cymru Team, and tries to provide simple instructions about how to use the main features of Dewis Cymru.

For further information or detailed guidance please contact Browsealoud:

Web: www.browsealoud.com/uk/support

E-Mail: support@browsealoud.com

Tel: 0800 328 7910

If you’d like more information about Dewis Cymru then please visit ‘About Dewis’ or if you have a question please get in touch by using the ‘Contact us’ button on the homepage.

Glossary

Translation with accompanying voice

Language

Displayed on screen

Arabic

العربية

Basque Spanish

euskara

Brazilian Portuguese

Português

Catalan Spanish

català

Chinese (Simplified)

中文

Colombian (Spanish)

Español

Czech

český jazyk

Dutch

Nederlands

English AU

English AU

English CY

English CY

English IE

English IE

English IN

English IN

English SC

English SC

English UK

English UK

English US

English US

English/Afrikaans

Afrikaans

European French

Français

European Spanish

Español

Finnish

Suomi

French Canadian

Français

Galician Spanish

galego

German

Deutsch

Greek

ελληνικά

Hindi

हिन्दी

Hungarian

magyar

Indonesian

Indonesia

Italian

Italiano

Japanese

日本語

Korean

한국어

Mexican Spanish

Español

Norwegian

Norsk

Polish

Polski

Portuguese

Português

Romanian

limba română

Russian

русский язык

Slovakian

slovenčina

Swedish

Sverige

Thai

ไทย

Turkish

Türkçe

Welsh

Cymraeg

Translation only

Language

Displayed on screen

Albanian

shqipe

Armenian

Հայերեն

Azerbaijani

azərbaycan dili

Belarusian

беларуская мова

Bengali

বাংলা

Bosnian

bosanski jezik

Bulgarian

български език

Cebuano

Cebuano

Chichewa

Chichewa

Croatian

hrvatski jezik

Danish

Dansk

Esperanto

Esperanto

Estonian

eesti

Filipino

Filipino

Georgian

ქართული

Gujarati

ગુજરાતી

Haitian

Kreyòl ayisyen

Hausa

Harshen hausa

Hebrew

עברית

Hmong

Hmong

Icelandic

Íslenska

Igbo

asụsụ Igbo

Irish

Gaeilge

Javanese

base Jawa

Kannada

ಕನ್ನಡ

Kazakh

Қазақ

Khmer

ខ្មែរ

Lao

Lao

Latin

latine

Latvian

latviešu valoda

Lithuanian

lietuvių kalba

Macedonian

македонски јазик

Malagasy

Malagasy

Malay

bahasa Melayu

Malayalam

മലയാളം

Maltese

Malti

Maori

Maori

Marathi

मराठी

Mongolian

Монгол

Nepali

नेपाली

Persian

فارسی

Punjabi

ਪੰਜਾਬੀਦੇ

Serbian

српски језик

Sesotho

Sesotho

Sinhala

සිංහල

Slovenian

slovenski jezik

Somali

Soomaali

Sudanese

Basa Sunda

Swahili

Kiswahili

Tajik

Тоҷикистон

Tamil

தமிழ்

Telugu

తెలుగు

Ukranian

українська мова

Urdu

اردو

Uzbek

O'zbek

Vietnamese

Tiếng Việt

Yiddish

ייִדיש

Yoruba

Ede Yoruba

Zulu

isiZulu