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ReadSpeaker TextAid

You can use the ReadSpeaker TextAid functionalities on web pages in two different ways: by either using the ReadSpeaker TextAid Web Reader tool or, if you use the Google Chrome browser and you have a ReadSpeaker TextAid 'Complete' subscription, by adding ReadSpeaker TextAid for Chrome to your browser.

Instructions for TextAid Web Reader tool

To add the tool to your web browser, please follow the instructions below. The tool is added as a "Bookmark" in your web browser. When you have successfully added it to your Bookmarks, you just need to click it to start the TextAid Web Reading tool.

When you have opened the TextAid Web Reader toolbar, all you need to do is to select the text that you wish to have read and click on the "Play" button in the floating toolbar. You can watch the video further down on this page to see how it works.

It runs on Windows and Mac computers as well as leading smartphones and tablets.
Important: It is required that you are logged in to your TextAid account for the Web Reader to work.


  1. Click and drag the link below to your browser's Bookmarks toolbar (it is called the "Favourites Bar" in Internet Explorer).
  2. Done!

(If you do not see your Bookmarks toolbar please check your browser's settings for instructions on how to make it visible)

* Supported web browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer (IE9 and higher).
For Internet Explorer 8, please right click the link and select "Add to Favorites"

Mobile devices

  1. Bookmark this page
  2. Edit the bookmark that you just created
  3. Change the title of the Bookmark to "TextAid Web Reader"
  4. Copy the code in the text box below and paste it instead of the current URL of the bookmark
  5. Done!
javascript:(function(){if (window.ReadSpeaker && window.ReadSpeaker.TextAidReader){ReadSpeaker.TextAidReader.showPlayer();}else{var taid='tareaderscript';if(!document.getElementById(taid)){var s=document.createElement('script');s.setAttribute('src','');s.setAttribute('id',taid);document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0].appendChild(s);}}})();
Please note that on Chrome for Android, you may have to type the name of the bookmarklet (TextAid Web Reader) in the address field. When it appears in the suggestion list, you click on its name.

Instructions for ReadSpeaker TextAid for Chrome

ReadSpeaker TextAid for Chrome is a Chrome extension which speech-enables web pages, Google Docs and Microsoft Word Online pages in the Google Chrome browser. It also provides writing assistance tools for Google Docs and Microsoft Word Online pages.

'Add to Chrome' buttonTo add the extension to your browser, go to ReadSpeaker TextAid for Chrome in the Google Chrome store and click the 'Add to Chrome' button.

ReadSpeaker iconThe extension will be added and you will see the ReadSpeaker icon on your Chrome toolbar. Clicking this icon will display a toolbox, including a player and several feature buttons. The toolbox will remain active until you click on the close button.


ReadSpeaker cannot guarantee that TextAid Web Reader or ReadSpeaker TextAid for Chrome will work on all web pages. Some web pages use technology that interferes with these tools.

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