Language accessibility tools


A variety of specialist tools enabling improved access to information for those unable to access conventional sources for differing reasons relating to language.


  • Translation tools such as this example which translates web pages as well as inputted text are readily available on the web
  • Read aloud tools such as Browsealoud which is used by NHS Direct can assist those with literacy or sight

Benefits and advantages

  • These tools can help to make your information more accessible to people who speak other languages or have literacy or sight difficulties
  •  Low cost or free

Risks and disadvantages

  • The results of these services can often be of a poor quality and will sometimes require a bit of work to make sense of the results 


Armchair Involvement Guide 2009 

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