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Accessibility 

QAA's website aims to meet the recommended standard of the World Wide Web Consortium for XHTML 1.0, CSS and Level AA of the accessibility guidelines.

The site aims to be accessible to assistive technologies and flexible for all users.

Accessibility features within the site are:

  • adjustable text size
  • high contrast colour version
  • text only version. 

Links to these features are available throughout the website from the site's top navigation bar.

Additionally, font size may also be increased or decreased using your browser's settings and the website is accessible through keyboard tabbing.

Visitors to our site using the Safari browser should note that in order to navigate the website using their keyboard, the Universal Access tab settings in Safari need to be enabled. Go to Preferences > Advanced and select 'Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage'.

BrowseAloud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free.

If you already have BrowseAloud, select the following icon to launch the BrowseAloud toolbar and listen to this website:

Listen with BrowseAloud (Launches the BrowseAloud toolbar)

If you don't have BrowseAloud, select the following icon to find out more:

Download and install BrowseAloud (Opens in a new window)

What is BrowseAloud?

BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

Other features include:

  • dual-colour highlighting
  • text magnification
  • talking dictionary
  • talking translator
  • MP3 maker
  • screen masking.

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.

Who BrowseAloud helps

BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support or simply wishes to listen to the information on this website instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

How do I get BrowseAloud?

Go to the BrowseAloud website (Opens in a new window) to learn more. You can then choose the product you want, for free.

Support with using BrowseAloud

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud.

Web: www.browsealoud.com/support (Opens in a new window)
Email: support@browsealoud.com
Tel: 0800 328 7910

This website is archived by the British Library's UK Web Archive: preserving UK websites