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Accessibility - BrowseAloud

BrowseAloud LogoIn furthering its commitment to making information more accessible to residents, Richmond Hill has joined with BrowseAloud to help those with visual impairments better experience this municipal website.

Listen to this website
You can listen to this website by downloading BrowseAloud, a free application that can be downloaded from the BrowseAloud website.

Note: If you already have JAWS or another text-to-speech engine installed on your computer, you don't need to download BrowseAloud.

What is BrowseAloud?
If you require online reading support, BrowseAloud can help you make websites more accessible and reader-friendly. It works by reading web pages aloud in a natural-sounding voice. Simply hover the mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud.

What does BrowseAloud look like? 
BrowseAloud Toolbar 
BrowseAloud Features
BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from this easy-to-use, floating toolbar (see above). You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide it from view.

BrowseAloud has many features to assist those with dyslexia, literacy difficulties, mild visual impairments and where English is a second language. BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar. They include:

  • Hover Highlighting
  • Text Selection
  • Translator
  • Dictionary
  • Screen Masking
  • MP3 Maker

Read more about BrowseAloud Features and BrowseAloud System Requirements.

BrowseAloud Disclaimer 
Please note that the Town of Richmond Hill provides access to the BrowseAloud service as a convenience for users of its websites. The Town does not review and is not responsible for the accuracy of the oral communication by BrowseAloud. Rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of BrowseAloud may apply to you while using it, and the Town will not be responsible for information provided to you by BrowseAloud. If there are any discrepancies between the written information provided on the Town's website and the oral communication of that information by BrowseAloud, the written version on the Town's website shall govern. Use of the BrowseAloud services is at your sole risk and the Town of Richmond Hill will not be responsible or liable for any damages arising from use of, or inability to use, those services, including any translation or communication of the Town's website content provided by BrowseAloud. By using BrowseAloud, you accept these statements and terms of use. Please also read the Town's website Disclaimer and Privacy pages for more information.


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