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Learning Technology Team

NILE Help, Support & Training

Information for Staff

Useful accessibility tools

Although not officially endorsed or supported by the University, staff may find the following accessibility tools helpful.

Natural Reader

Natural Reader Text to Speech is a text-to-speech tool that you can add to Chrome* and which can then read web content aloud to you.

The free Natural Reader Text to Speech Chrome extension is available from:
chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/natural-reader-text-to-sp/

Voice In Voice In Voice Typing is a voice-to-text tool that you can add to Chrome* and which can then type the words that you speak. The free Voice In Voice Typing Chrome extension is available from:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/voice-in-voice-typing/
Chrome logo Chrome has a number of tools built into it to help with accessibility, including live captions. More information about Chrome's built-in accessibility features are available from:
https://support.google.com/chrome/topic/7437725

*Chrome is the recommended browser for accessing NILE and other University of Northampton systems. If you don't already use Chrome, you can find out more about how to download and install it here: https://askus.northampton.ac.uk/Learntech/faq/249531

Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form