21 March 2018
New website translation facility for AWP
Visitors to our website can now
translate AWP patient information leaflets and web pages at the
press of a button!
We are delighted to announce the launch of Browsealoud - click
the Browsealoud button at the top right of each page on our website
to select your preferred language or to use the 'read aloud'
Browsealoud is a web based accessibility software package which
enables staff, patients and carers to translate any web page or
leaflet on our website into 99 languages.
The software also has a 'read aloud' function for people with
low literacy, dyslexia or visual impairments and for 45 out
of the 99 languages to support non English speakers who are not
literate in their own language.
Additionally you can convert 'read aloud' text into an audio
(MP3) file, which can be saved and sent to service users who rely
on information being provided in audio format.
Browsealoud is used by the General Medical Council, local
councils and several NHS Trusts. lt is recommended by NHS England
as a translation tool for most information on NHS websites.
Acting service user/carer engagement lead Julie Musk said,
"Browsealoud is easy to use and will be invaluable in enabling our
staff to respond to the information needs of people with sensory
disabilities, asylum seekers and BME communities using our services
and to meet our legal duties under the Accessible Information
Standard and Equality Act 2010. Several service users have
tested the quality of the translations and the feedback has been