Wales Audit Office - BrowseAloud function now available on our website

28 Jul 2015 01:08 PM

As part of our move towards improving the accessibility of our website, we’ve added a new piece of software called BrowseAloud.

This tool supports users by reading or translating web content, giving people access to our website in a much more user-friendly way. 

BrowseAloud offers the following features:

All of these features are available for free, to any user, with no download required.

Having this software available will support a number of people that may encounter problems using digital services, but that don’t require or have access to assistive technology, like a screen reader.  It may also help users with English as a second language to access our published content, reducing the barriers. 

Huw Vaughan Thomas, the Auditor General, has welcomed this development as part of the Wales Audit Office’s continuing commitment to digital inclusion and making it easier for people to access our website. 

We’re currently working on other website improvements to ensure we are meeting the recommended Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (external link) for users. Further updates will be published in due course.