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ReachDeck Toolbar

Need help reading our website?

The ReachDeck Toolbar has been added to the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) education website.

The toolbar can help if you struggle with reading, have a visual impairment or prefer to read in your own language.

Try out the ReachDeck Toolbar

To launch the ReachDeck Toolbar:

  1. Click on the yellow universal access button in the bottom-right corner on all our webpages
  2. The ReachDeck toolbar will dock at the top of your screen
  3. Click on the first ‘pointed finger’ icon on the toolbar
  4. Hover your mouse pointer over any text on our site to hear it read out loud

How does the ReachDeck Toolbar help?

The ReachDeck Toolbar will help you to read and translate the content on our website.

The toolbar features include:

  • Text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud 
  • Translation: translate content into over 100 languages 
  • Text magnification: enlarge text and hear it read out loud 
  • MP3 generation: convert selected text into an MP3 audio file 
  • Screen mask: reduce glare with a tinted mask 
  • Webpage simplifier: remove clutter from the screen and display only the main text
  • Picture dictionary: displays pictures related to text selected on the page

Need support?

Head over to the dedicated support site to find lots of useful articles on ReachDeck.

Last reviewed: 29 May 2024