How to use the ReadSpeaker Listen function

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ReadSpeaker allows the text on the website to be read out loud to you. It provides you assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud to you, you can understand the information on the website more easily. This makes the content more accessible and the website more pleasant to visit. As a user you don’t have to download anything.

How does it work?

Listen to the main content

You simply click the Listen button to listen to the webpage's content:

An audio player appears (see image below) and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text of the webpage out loud.

In the player you can:

  • Pause/restart the reading
  • Stop the reading
  • Use the progress bar to navigate in the audio
  • Adjust the volume
  • Click the settings icon to adjust the behavior of the service
  • Click the download icon to download the audio file
  • Close the player

Listen to selected text

You can select a part of the text that you want to listen to and then press the pop-up Listen button that appears next to the mouse pointer. When you click the pop-up Listen button, an audio player appears (see the image below) and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text you have selected.


In the settings menu, you can:

  • Choose whether you want to have the text highlighted while read
  • Choose whether you want the text highlighted on a word and sentence basis, sentence only, or word only
  • Choose style and colors for the highlighting
  • Choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium, or fast
  • Choose whether you want the page to scroll automatically to follow the highlighted text
  • Choose whether you want the pop-up Listen button to be shown when text is selected

Please visit ReadSpeaker's website for more information about online text to speech.

In a major victory for the Community Connect South (CCS) campaign, the Federal and State Governments in 2015 pledged to fund the widening of Armadale Road (Anstey to Tapper Roads). However, the job is only half done.

Build Armadale Road Bridge

We still need funds to link North Lake Road with Armadale Road and the Kwinana Freeway via a bridge and freeway interchange (Armadale Road Bridge). Cost: $160 million.

Without this, additional traffic from widening Armadale Road will spill into central Cockburn, further aggravating the already congested area and  reducing connectivity between Armadale, Jandakot, Cockburn, Fremantle and the rest of Perth.

Building the Armadale Road Bridge will help save $1 billion in avoidable congestion costs by 2020*.

3 NEW ways to access/exit Cockburn Central train station

Building Armadale Road Bridge will also include the development of three new entry and exit points to the carparks east of Cockburn Central train station. No more waiting over 30 minutes to exit the train station!

This State election, tell the candidates to help fund Armadale Rd Bridge

  • 7th most congested intersection in Perth – Armadale Rd/ Kwinana Fwy/ Beeliar Dr
  • 89% of you believe traffic congestion at Kwinana Freeway and around central Cockburn is an issue
  • 80% of you support building Armadale Road Bridge

So please, this state election, tell the candidates to help fund Armadale Road Bridge and fix traffic congestion in our rapidly growing communities.