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DateFriday, February 05, 2010
AuthorS Kelly

O2 Site First To Use BrowseAloud 6

02 Website Visitors Can Now Hear Site Information Thanks To Use of BrowseAloud 6 



Ita Lehane, , Telefónica O2 Ireland   (pictured) said,

Telefónica O2 Ireland has announced that visitors to the website will be among the first in the world to take advantage of the latest  version of BrowseAloud 6,  software which makes websites accessible  by reading content aloud and highlighting each word as it is spoken.



This audio-visual reinforcement improves comprehension and online reading for those who have difficulty reading text on screen. At least  20% of the population need  help with online reading; including people with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, older adults, those with poor eyesight and people who speak English as a second language.



Commenting on O2's adoption of the new version of BrowseAloud, Ita Lehane, Head of Operational Excellence, Telefónica O2 Ireland   (pictured) said: "Using the BrowseAloud tool, visitors to the 02 website will now be able to hear information on everything from our latest mobile phones and price plans to new services which have been launched."



New features of BrowseAloud 6  include a floating toolbar where users can access its wide range of features more easily.Other new features include a talking dictionary, an MP3 maker, a screen masking tool and the ability to translate word-for-word between each of five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.



"At 02 we are committed to making all elements of our business accessible, both for our customers and for our staff," Lehane continued..



BrowseAloud is a leading text-to-speech solution from  Co-Antrim-based  Texthelp Systems, which specialises in the design of assistive software solutions to support those struggling to read and write.The  company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Adobe Solutions Network Developer, Apple Business Partner, HP Business Partner and is ISO 9001:2008 accredited.



BrowseAloud has been a popular addition to online news outlets in the UK - the BBC,The Mirror  and the Daily Mail are all users. With a choice of 17 high quality voices covering 9 languages and a number of unique features, BrowseAloud is being adopted as the product of choice worldwide.Translations are read aloud in the corresponding languages, improving recognition, pronunciation and comprehension.




BrowseAloud is now used by 3,000 organisations such as BT, Yell and Waterstones to enhance the accessibility of their websites.


Other customers include the Big Lottery Fund, London 2012, UEFA, Brother, The Cabinet Office, The Open University, and Permanent TSB.


Visitors to all of these sites can download BrowseAloud free-of-charge and use it on any website that has implemented BrowseAloud.



The new version of BrowseAloud is free to download at





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