You can listen to pages on our website using Dixerit Plus. Click on the 'Read text aloud' link at the top of the page and the Dixerit Plus toolbar will be displayed. There are several ways to listen to a page:
Highlight the text you want to listen to and click the "Read Text" icon
Hover your mouse pointer over the paragraph you want listen to and click the paragraph icon that appears
Click the "Read Links" icon to have all the links on the page read to you. To follow a link just enter its number into the "Go to" box and click "Go"
Browser and operating system support
Dixerit Plus fully supports Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and GNU/Linux operating systems for its reading functions and has been extensively tested with the most popular operating systems and browsers.
For users of Mozilla Firefox under Linux we recommend the use of MozPlugger as a media player. MozPlugger is distributed under the GNU General Public License and can be obtained from mozplugger.mozdev.org.
Dixerit Plus also supports Apple Mac operating systems (OS9 and later) and has been fully tested with Safari.
The additional software applications provided as part of Dixerit Plus - WebRead, Magnifier and Contrast - require a Microsoft Windows operating system. Users of Linux and Apple Mac operating systems should utilise the free accessibility software available on their platforms, including the built-in Zoom under OS-9 and OS-X, and Gnopernicus under Linux.
Listenting to PDF files and secure pages
You can listen to PDF files and secure services using WebRead. Click the WebRead icon displayed on these pages and "Run" the software when prompted.
The WebRead controls will appear at the top of your screen. Click the "Play" button to hear the whole page or document, or highlight the text you want to be read to you, or click on the point where you want reading to start.
Making our website easier to read with Magnifier
Our Magnifier tool allows you to magnify your screen display up to 32 times its normal size, and is the ideal aid if you have difficulty reading small text. To launch Magnifier click the icon on any page and the dixero toolbar will be displayed. Click the Magnifier icon, Run the software and select the magnification level that you find most comfortable.
For further help using Magnifier please use the Help facility in the application, by clicking the Help menu.
Making our website easier to read with Contrast
Our Contrast tool allows you to apply a tint to your screen. This can be of any colour and brightness. If you find it difficult to read on-screen text because of excessive glare, or because of poor colour contrast, this tool will help make reading more comfortable. To launch Contrast click the icon on any page and the dixero toolbar will be displayed. Click the Contrast icon, Run the software and select the colourand intensity level that you find most comfortable.
For further help using Contrast please use the Help facility in the application, by clicking the Help menu.