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Council website talking loud and clear

[Monday 03 April 2006]

Innovative new software is helping even more residents across Richmondshire access the District Council's online services and information.

Local charities too could benefit from the 'Browsealoud' speech software now in operation on www.richmondshire.gov.uk.

'Browsealoud' is specifically designed to help people with low literacy and reading skills, dyslexia and mild visual impairment access the Council's online services. Visitors just need to click on the Browsealoud link and download the free software to have text on the website highlighted and spoken back to them.

"This will enable even more people to make use of our website and access Council services," says Sheila Bailey, head of I.T. with the Authority.

"In addition, the Council can nominate up to ten charitable or non profit making organisations to have Browsealoud added to their websites free of charge, and I am keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in benefiting from this offer."

For more information, contact Richmondshire District Council on 01748 829100, or e-mail web@richmondshire.gov.uk

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