Listen to these blog posts

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If you’re using Microsoft Edge or Firefox web browser on a PC you can listen to these blog posts, you don’t have to read them.

I find it easier to follow the text if the words are read to me at as I read. This post explains how to do it.

Some web browsers have a read aloud feature that speaks the text to you as you follow along. This doesn’t work on every web page, but it does work on most text heavy articles and blog posts.

Look in the URL bar at the top of your web browser and find the favorites star icon. Near that star icon you’ll see another icon, that is if you’re using Microsoft Edge or Firefox web browser.

In Firefox, the icon in the URL bar looks like a document icon.

Reader view icon in Firefox web browser. You only see this icon on articles and blog posts.
Reader view icon in Firefox web browser. You only see this icon on articles and blog posts.
In Firefox, after activating reader view, click the earphones icon to read the page aloud.
In Firefox, after activating reader view, click the earphones icon to read the page aloud.

In Microsoft Edge, the icon in the URL bar looks like an open book with a tiny speaker in the corner.

Immersive Reader icon in Microsoft Edge web browser.
Immersive Reader icon in Microsoft Edge web browser.
 In Microsoft Edge, after activating reader view, click the Read aloud button.
In Microsoft Edge, after activating reader view, click the Read aloud button.

I find having my PC read the blog post to me as I follow along much easier than reading the text with no audio accompaniment. Why not try it for yourself and see what you think?

PS: this feature is NOT built into Chrome web browser.

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