Assistance for visually impaired

July 31, 2017

RESIDENTS with visual impairments in Gannawarra Shire will now have better access to the council’s website following the installation of ReadSpeaker software.

Community wellbeing director Mandy Hutchinson said the disability inclusion software will enable users to listen to, rather than read, the content on the website.

‘‘ReadSpeaker provides greater accessibility for people who have visual impairments, limited literacy skills or English as a second language,’’ she said.

‘‘People can access ReadSpeaker by clicking the button at the top of any page on the website and it will talk them through the information on that page.

‘‘Text-to-speech technology offers benefits for residents and visitors and allows council to respond to the different needs of each user in terms of how they interact with content on our website.

ReadSpeaker is now available on council’s website at

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