Accessibility

This is a new page. It is still under construction. We are trying to make Let’s Grow! more accessible to everyone. There are not many features here yet, but we will work hard to update it with new features that make Let’s Grow! more accessible.
If you are a person in need of accessibility options and/or if you have advice, please contact Dennis de Vink @ vin@gsgleovroman.nl

1 Resources for Pupils

1.1 Text-To-Speech Voice Screen Reader

Read aloud the current web-page article with one click, using text to speech (TTS). Supports 40+ languages. Read Aloud uses text-to-speech (TTS) technology to convert webpage text to audio.  It works on a variety of websites, including news sites, blogs, fan fiction, publications, textbooks, school and class websites, and online university course materials. Read Aloud allows you to select from a variety of text-to-speech voices, including those provided natively by the browser, as well as by text-to-speech cloud service providers such as Google.

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1.1.1 Steps for Google Chrome Users


This is an image of an extension you can use to have your google browser read Let's Grow! for you. The image is of the extension: 'Read Aloud'. Click the image to visit the extension page.

1.1.1.1 Step 1

Click here or copy the following link in a new tab: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read-aloud-a-text-to-spee/hdhinadidafjejdhmfkjgnolgimiaplp?hl=en

1.1.1.2 Step 2

Click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button

This is an image that shows a button that has the text 'Add to Chrome' on it.
1.1.1.3 Step 3

Click ‘Add extension’ if you agree with the terms of use:

This is an image that shows the pop-up you get if you click the 'Add to Chrome' button.
1.1.1.4 Step 4

A pop-up appears. It tells you that if you click the megaphone icon that you will activate the extension so you can use it on any site, including ‘Let’s Grow!’.

An image that shows the pop-up window informing you on how to use the extension. 

It tells you that if you click the megaphone icon that you will activate the extension so you can use it on any site, including 'Let's Grow!'.
1.1.1.5 Step 5

Check if the icon can be found in the top right-hand side of your screen. If it is not there, click the puzzle icon in the top right-hand side of the screen where you expect the megaphone icon to be. If it is there, skip to step 7.

This image shows a puzzle icon.
1.1.1.6 Step 6

Click the grey pushpin to turn it blue. After you have done this, the megaphone icon will appear in the top right-hand side of your screen.

This is an image that shows the menu in which you can click

A blue pushpin:

An image that shows what happens if you click on a grey pushpin: it turns blue.

You should now have the megaphone icon in the top right-hand side of your screen.

1.1.1.7 Step 7

Click the megaphone icon in the top right-hand side.

The text-to-voice extension will be activated immediately; It will start reading. It will also show the text that is being read.

1.1.2 Instructions

  • There will be text marked yellow. Yellow text is being read out loud.
  • Many buttons can be found on the pop-up.
  • At the top you will find four buttons.
  • A backward button (far-left) , forward (far-right) and pause (left middle) and stop (right middle) button will appear.
  • On the right side, you will find a slider so you can move through the text.
  • If you move through the text and click on a different paragraph, it will turn yellow. If it turns yellow, it will be read out loud.
  • In the bottom-left-side of the pop-up, you will find a button to make the text smaller (left button) and a button to make the text bigger (right button).
  • You can make the entire pop-up bigger by clicking on the minus and plus buttons in the bottom-right of the pop-up. The left button is to make it smaller and the right button is to make it bigger.
  • If you click outside of the pop-up it will disappear. You can bring it back by clicking on the megaphone icon again.
  • Backward, forward (left and right) and pause (left middle) and stop (right middle) buttons will appear.
  • On the right side, you find a slider so you can move through the text.
  • In the bottom-left-side of the pop-up, you will find a button to make the text smaller (left button) and a button to make the text bigger (right button).
  • You can make the entire pop-up bigger by clicking on the minus and plus buttons in the bottom-right of the pop-up. The left button is to make it smaller and the right button is to make it bigger.
  • If you click outside of the pop-up it will disappear. You can bring it back by clicking on the megaphone icon again.
An image showing the pop-up that will appear after clicking the megaphone icon. The instructions about the buttons on the pop-up are as follows:

Step 7: Click the megaphone icon in the top right-hand side. 

The text-to-voice extension will be activated immediately; It will start reading. It will also show the text that is being read. 

Backward, forward (left and right) and pause (left middle) and stop (right middle) buttons will appear. 

On the right side, you find a slider so you can move through the text. 

In the bottom-left-side of the pop-up, you will find a button to make the text smaller (left button) and a button to make the text bigger (right button). 

You can make the entire pop-up bigger by clicking on the minus and plus buttons in the bottom-right of the pop-up. The left button is to make it smaller and the right button is to make it bigger. 

If you click outside of the pop-up it will disappear. You can bring it back by clicking on the megaphone icon again.

1.1.2 More Settings

If you wish to listen to a different voice or change its speed, check out these options. Text continues below this image with more information about how to find these settings.

An image showing additional settings such as voice selection, speed, pitch, volume and text highlighting on/off options.
1.1.2.1 Step 1

Click the puzzle icon from 1.1.1.5 step 5 again.

1.1.2.2 Step 2

Click on the three dots next to Read Aloud: A Text to Speech V… and the blue pushpin.
A menu with options will appear.
Left-mouse-click Options

An image showing the three dots you have to click to get a menu with options. Choose options in the menu.

1.2 Dark-Mode for higher contrast

1.2.1 Instructions

Look in the bottom-left corner of this page and find the half-moon button. By clicking on the half-moon button, the website switches from light to dark and from dark to light. It’s best to test if the dark mode fits your preferences and needs on the homepage or a task/project page. This page has a background colour that’s already partially adapted so it may look strange.


An image showing a button with a half moon on it. By clicking it the website switches from light to dark and from dark to light.

1.3 OpenDyslexic for Chrome

!!! The instructions in this box are incomplete. !!! Under Construction !!!

Open-Dyslexic is an open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. This extension overrides all fonts on web pages with the OpenDyslexic font, and formats pages to be more easily readable.

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1.3.1 Instructions

Click on this link and follow step 1-8 of 1.1.1 at the top of this page (for the text-to-speech) extension. It works the same way for this extension.