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Your Borough Of Poole

Help - Listen To Our Site

This page contains detailed instructions for using SpeakIT, but if you have any problems using the service please contact us using the details to the right and we will be happy to help.

Using SpeakIT

SpeakIT is available to listen to most pages on this site. On any page where you see the 'Listen ' link in the Access Tool box simply click the link and the SpeakIT controls will be displayed.

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Listening to pages

You can use SpeakIT to:

  • Listen to sections of text by highlighting it and clicking the "Read Text" icon.
  • Listen to any paragraph by hovering your mouse pointer over it, and clicking the paragraph icon that appears after a short time.
  • Listen to all of the links on the page by clicking the "Read Links" icon. Each link is read out with a number - to follow a particular link just enter the link's number in the "Go to" box and click "Go".

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Saving speech 

After listening to a section of text you can save the speech file by clicking on the "Save" icon. You will be prompted for a filename and location to save the file, using your computer's standard file window.

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Stopping speech

You can stop SpeakIT from reading by clicking the "Stop" icon.

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Changing speech settings

You can change the settings for SpeakIT by clicking the "Settings" icon.

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Getting Help

If you need extra help click on the "Help" icon. This provides the most up-to-date help for SpeakIT and may include information that isn't available here.

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Exiting SpeakIT

To exit SpeakIT and remove the dixero toolbar click the "Exit" icon. The toolbar will be removed and you will be returned to the website.

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