“CLiCk, Speak” extension for Firefox

From the developer who brought us Fire Vox comes a new fantastic extension for Firefox: CLiCk, Speak

Unlike Fire Vox which is designed for visually impaired users, CLiCk, Speak is designed for sighted users who want text-to-speech functionality. It doesn’t identify elements or announce events - two features that are very important for visually impaired users but very annoying for sighted users.

If you’re a sighted user who wants to have web pages read to you because you have cognitive issues (for example, dyslexia), because you have literacy issues (like me - I can understand spoken Mandarin Chinese just fine, but reading is difficult for me), because you want to reduce eyestrain and listen to a web page being read, etc., then you are likely to prefer CLiCk, Speak over Fire Vox.

Amazing work, and a real solid competitor to something like BrowseAloud (and, compared to the latter, it works on all sites, not just the ones that have paid to get their pages “browse allowed”).

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Patrick H. Lauke on Monday, November 6, 2006

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