Visually Impared Or An Auditory Learner? Install Read Aloud For Chrome

"Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Readeris an extension for Google Chrome that brings website text to life by making the website speak. This is especially useful for those with visual impairment, have Dyslexia, or those who are auditory learners. If there's a long blog post you're reading or you simply don't have the eyesight to read on-screen for a long period of time, this extension reads the text aloud for you.


The feature-set for this extension is exemplary.

Follow The Reading

Want to follow the reading? Read Aloud shows you a small window and highlights the sentence as it reads!




Shortcuts Keys Available

You're able to use ALT-P, ALT-O, ALT-Comma, and ALT-Period to Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, and Forward, respectively.

Change TTS Voice



Among being able to change the speaking voice, you're able to change speech speed rate, pitch, volume, and enable text highlighting.


Speaking as someone who has vision problems and can't read on-screen for a prolonged period of time, this extension is a life-saver. Functionally it works great and it allows me to absorb information easily, as I'm an auditory learner. When my eyes feel better, I can read along with the narration, which is the icing on the cake.


Read Aloud is an open-source project that the developer created in their spare time. You can view and contribute to the project by going to their Github page.


This extension is highly rated via the Chrome Web Store by over 1,000 users and currently has 2,000,000+ users. It's also available for Firefox, and you might be able to get this to work on mobile by using Kiwi Browser for Android and installing the Read Aloud extension through the Chrome Web store.


For those who are looking for a mobile application that offers text-to-speech, try @Voice Aloud Reader (TTS Reader) for Android.