What is Read Aloud?

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Updated: 06/02/2020 by Computer Hope

The term read aloud can refer to any of the following.

1. In the Chrome and Firefox browsers, Read Aloud is an add-on or extension that uses text-to-speech technology. When the add-on or extension is enabled, the computer reads the text on the screen to you.

To install and enable the Read Aloud extension in Chrome, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Visit the Google Chrome web store.
  3. In the search bar, type read aloud and press Enter.
  4. On the right side of the “Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader” search result, click the Add to Chrome option.
  5. Once installed, the Read Aloud extension icon is displayed at the top-right of the browser window, as shown in the picture.

Firefox Read Aloud

To install enable Read Aloud in Firefox, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Navigate to the Firefox Add-ons site.
  3. At the top of the page, click the Extensions menu option.
  4. In the search bar, type read aloud and press Enter.
  5. In the search results, click the “Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader” entry.
  6. On the Read Aloud add-on page, click the Add to Firefox button.
  7. In the pop-up window that appears, click Add.
  8. In the second pop-up window, click Okay, Got It.
  9. Once installed, the Read Aloud add-on icon is displayed at the top-right of the browser window, as shown in the picture.

2. Used by visually impaired people, the term read aloud is any computer text-to-speech feature that enables the computer to read the screen to you.

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