Listen Now Help

Listen Now HelpTo read a web page, click on the Listen Now plugin browser button.

The Listen Now plugin Toolbar will appear.

The Listen Now Plugin Toolbar

Toolbar Functionality of Listen Now plugin

Listen Now plugin delivers high quality speech to assist those with dyslexia, literacy difficulties, mild visual impairments and where English is a second language when browsing the web. Listen Now plugin features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar. They include:

  1. Hover to Speak
  2. Play
  3. Translate Page
  4. Generate MP3
  5. Screenmask
  6. Text Magnifier
  7. Web Page Simplifier
  8. Settings 
  9. Help

Please note: Not all features are available at all times within browsealoud


Hover to Speak1. Hover to Speak

Hover to Speak starts reading the page out loud - this feature is on by default


Play2. Play

Play starts reading selected text or reads from the top of the page


Translate Page3. Translate Page

Translate Page provides written and spoken translations in multiple languages


Generate MP34. Generate MP3

Generate MP3 converts selected text into an MP3


Screenmask5. Screenmask

Screenmask blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask


Text Magnifier6. Text Magnifier

Text Magnifier enlarges text and reads it out loud


Web Page Simplifier7. Web Page Simplifier

Web Page Simplifier removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main text


Settings8. Settings 

Settings customise options to suit individual needs or preferences


Help9. Help

Help show a simple help page that explains what the browsealoud toolbar does


Recommended Browsers & Platforms for Listen Now plugin

  • Internet Explorer 8 and greater (IE9 or greater for PDF reading)
  • Firefox (latest release)
  • Chrome (latest release)
  • Mac: Safari (latest release)

Listen Now plugin may work on older versions of browsers. Support and updates are provided for the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Android (Chrome) and iOS/Mac (Safari).