The Screen Reader plugin for Joomla helps you to make your site accessible!
Install this plugin accordingly to WCAG best practices! A MUST for every Joomla accessible website!
The Screen Reader plugin integrates HTML5 High Contrast, Font Sizing, one click page reads and text reading for images!
Screen Reader with FontSize & HighContrast for Joomla! is an advanced and lightweight Joomla! extension plugin that will add an accessibility feature for reading content to all users with accessibility issues, thanks to its screen reader, high contrast and font sizing features including the Dyslexic Font. Moreover other accessiblity improvements are included such as: skip to contents button, focused elements highlighter and fix for anchor links target attrbute
Everything is completely integrated in your Joomla! site! No additional resources are needed for you or for users, simply install the plugin and you are done!
Screen Reader will show in the frontend as a small 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 access key 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 access keys can read the entire contents of your pages in a single keystroke. Thanks to a CSS3 selector parameter the main content area of pages can be adjusted to work on every Joomla! template.
Additional controls are provided like: pausing and resuming reading, stop / playback and volume adjustment.
In addition it's also possible to choose reading the text from images on the site, using the 'alt' or 'title' attribute of images.
Full support for access keys 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 sounding voice with interpretation of punctuaction.
Moreover Screen Reader supports all main languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Greek, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Spanish and more! Up to 51 languages are supported (Hebrew is not supported)
See our demo site for a multi-language proof of concept!
It's fully integrated with Joomla! native multilingual system or JoomFish, 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! And now it supports even the multilingual integration with the GTranslate module!
The High Contrast feature based on HTML5 now makes it possible to have a high contrast rendering working on every Joomla! template without the need to customize CSS classes! Thanks to a complex algorithm the HTML5 High Contrast is capable to offer up to 3 different high contrast rendering types and to calculate the colors inversion automatically, thus the high contrast is applied to every Joomla! template with zero customizations.
It's shipped with 3 predefined templates and is easy customizable using settings, CSS and custom icons.
Notice that the plugin doesn't fix automatically WCAG validation errors on your website!
- WCAG compliant
Plugin will add reading feature to your site following WCAG specifications and other accessibility improvements
- High quality audio
It's based on a complex and advanced algorithm for a natural human reading
- HTML5 High Contrast
HTML5 High Contrast up to 3 different rendering types and working on all Joomla! templates with no CSS customizations
- High performance
With optimized audio buffering technique it ensures a reading without interruption
- Supports many languages
It supports a lot of languages using the Virtual Speaker engine
- Font transformations
Integrated and configurable font resizing and Dyslexic Font family features
- Accesskeys compliant
It's ready for keyboard usage with accesskeys combinations
- Multilanguange integrated
Fully integrated with Joomla! multi-language, native or 3PD like JoomFish or GTranslate
Screen Reader is built on a rock solid foundation to ensure fully compatibility with all devices and browsers, including old outdated browsers and most modern mobile devices.
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.
NOTE: not all features are available for old versions of Joomla! 1.5. Contact us for more information.