This statement relates to content available on the Sydney Light Rail website (sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au).

This website has been developed with the aim to be available to the widest possible audience, including those using assistive technology or accessibility features. Ongoing monitoring and development is part of our strategy and we strive to comply with W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

At times, we publish documents and publications received from third parties. These third party documents may not adhere to the standards followed by Transport for NSW.

If you have any questions or comments about this statement or have problems accessing information or functions on this site please contact us.

TEXT SIZE

Text on this site can be made larger or smaller than the standard presentation by using the Ctrl + and - keys on your keyboard.

ADOBE PDF

This site contains information in portable document format (PDF). These files are made available so information is easy to download and is portable. Some documents on this website do not conform with WCAG 2.0. If you encounter any problems accessing documents in PDF format please contact us.

How to use the ReadSpeaker Listen function

ReadSpeaker allows the text on the website to be read out loud to you. It provides you assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud to you, you can understand the information on the website more easily. This makes the content more accessible and the website more pleasant to visit. As a user you don’t have to download anything.

How does it work?

Listen to the main content

You simply click the Listen button to listen to the webpage's content:
Screenshot of listen button

An audio player appears (see image below) and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text of the webpage out loud.
Screenshot of the control panel

In the player you can:

  • Pause/restart the reading
  • Stop the reading
  • Use the progress bar to navigate in the audio
  • Adjust the volume
  • Click the settings icon to adjust the behavior of the service
  • Click the download icon to download the audio file
  • Close the player

You can use tab/shift+tab to navigate inside the player and press enter to activate a certain button or link.

Listen to selected text

You can select a part of the text that you want to listen to and then press the pop-up Listen button that appears next to the mouse pointer. When you click the pop-up Listen button, an audio player appears (see the image below) and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text you have selected.
Screenshot of pop-up player

Settings

In the settings menu, you can:

  • Choose whether you want to have the text highlighted while read
  • Choose whether you want the text highlighted on a word and sentence basis, sentence only, or word only
  • Choose style and colors for the highlighting
  • Choose whether to display the current sentence at the bottom of the page, with a larger font size and simultaneous text highlighting
  • Choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium, or fast
  • Choose whether you want the page to scroll automatically to follow the highlighted text
  • Choose whether you want the pop-up Listen button to be shown when text is selected
  • Restore all settings to original defaults

You can also listen to the settings by clicking the Listen button at the top right ​​of the Settings menu.

Please visit ReadSpeaker's website for more information about online text to speech.