Screen Reader for Joomla! is an amazing and lightweight plugin that will add accessibility feature for reading contents of any length to all users with accessibility issues.
All is completely integrated in your Joomla! site! No additional resources are needed for you or for users, simply install plugin and all is done!
Screen Reader will show in frontend as a little toolbar that you can position at the top or at the bottom of the page. It supports multiple read mode with override, you can click on 'Play' button or use one single accesskey to start reading the main content of your pages!
Moreover if you select a specific text part on pages Screen Reader will read only the selected text with a priority algorithm. This ensures that users who need to use accesskeys can read the whole contents of your pages in a single keystroke. Thanks to a CSS3 selector parameter main content area of pages can be adjusted to work on every Joomla! templates. Additional controls are provided like: pausing and resuming reading, stop and playback, volume adjustment.
Full support for accesskeys is available, so that users can control reading using keyboard following WCAG specification.
Screen reader is based on an advanced algorithm for the generation of voice, so that users will be able to listen to a natural reading with interpretation of puntuaction.
Moreover Screen Reader supports a lot of languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh and more!
It's fully integrated in Joomla! native language system, so when users change or select desired language using Joomfish or native Joomla! Multilanguage system, also Screen Reader will be affected automatically choosing the appropriate language for reading!
Screen Reader is built on rock solid to ensure fully compatibility with all devices and browsers, also old dated or most modern mobile.
It's shipped with 2 predefined templates and is easy customizable using CSS and custom icons.
To accomplish this Screen Reader uses a transparent fallback system based on Flash when HTML5 is not supported, so that it works from old IE6 to most modern mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.
This extension is available for ALL JOOMLA VERSIONS: 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.x family.
Simply contact us to request a language translation.
This is a standard plugin to install, then enable it and that is it. I added my personal background css color style. I appreciate the work that goes into excellent extentions when I can move on with other projects without a need to customize extensions using a manual.
Thank you and I hope more great accessible products are coming from you.