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Browsealoud is a solution that allows visitors the option of having website content read to them. As the website visitor moves the cursor over text, it is spoken aloud. Browsealoud is free to download and you have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting.

Browsealoud currently supports following browsers:

In addition we support accessible Java, Flash and Math Equations.

MAC OSX (apple 10.2.8) users have speech built into the computer. The safari browser has speech options.

See External Links for a link to obtain Browsealoud

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Keyboard shortcuts are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse.

This website uses the UK government access key system and the following information details each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.

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Depending on your browser type use one of the following:

Viewing legislation

Legislation is generally available to view in four ways:

The different viewing options are available from the right hand side menu when an item of legislation is being viewed. Please note that PDF is only available for original legislation (as enacted).

Explanatory Notes

Explanatory Note text is available to view as a separate HTML or PDF document from the menu pages. A link to the Explanatory Note for an Act is also linked to from the right hand menu when an Act is being viewed.

Alternatively, Explanatory Note text can be viewed inline with the Act text using the controls to expand or collapse the extra information boxes.

If you find the interweave view of Explanatory Notes with an Act the most favourable, you can set all Explanatory Notes to be expanded within the Act using the control below. Return to this page to disable the feature if necessary.

This control works using Javascript. If your browser has Javascript disabled, you will not be able to set the site wide control.