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Tools

Tools for people with accessibility needs to view this site and others

MyVideoCV App

Are you job seeking?
Do you want to impress employers with a dynamic video CV? 

We are delighted to announce that My Video CV app is now available to download free from the Apple store. It has been developed for iPhones but can be downloaded to iPads too! The android version will follow soon. To download click here.


 

RSS Feeds

RSS is a system that lets you see when VIAS has published a new page.

You can go to our RSS feed by clicking here or on the logo below

You will also see in the address bar or most web browsers have a little icon on the left-hand side, which will either say RSS or may look like the image on the left. If you click on the icon this will also show you our feed and will probably give you the option of subscribing to the RSS feed.

Another way to do this is to go to a newsreader (like iGoogle) and go to the section that lets you subscribe to news feeds. You can then add in the VIAS web address and the browser will then feed you the latest updates as they happen.


 


Listen to this website with BrowseAloud

 
Visitors can listen to this website with BrowseAloud, which is free to website visitors and can be easily downloaded from the BrowseAloud Website
 

What is BrowseAloud? 

 
BrowseAloud makes websites accessible to those who require online reading support, which is 20% of the UK population.  It works by reading web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice.  The user simply hovers their mouse pointer over the text to hear it read aloud. 
 

What does BrowseAloud look like? 

 

 
BrowseAloud features and options are accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar (see above).  
You can position this toolbar anywhere on your screen or hide from view, as you prefer. 
 

What will BrowseAloud do for me? 

• Reads web pages aloud in a human-sounding voice  
 (Includes websites, intranets, extranets, html, accessible Flash, alt tags) 
• Reads secure web pages  
• Reads PDF and Word documents in their original format 
• Highlights each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page 
• Magnifies text to your chosen font size and font style 
• Translates word-for-word between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish 
• Looks up accurate dictionary definitions 
• Converts text to MP3   
• Masks information on the screen to help you focus on a particular area 
 

Who does BrowseAloud help? 

 
BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support.  This includes those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
 

How do I download BrowseAloud?

 
Download BrowseAloud from the BrowseAloud website: 
 
If you need anymore help, contact our Support Team on: 
• Tel: +44 (0) 28 9442 8105