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Microsoft Edge Browser

Ms. Wright, Totally Literate Executive VP of Marketing
  • Edge is super special. At Totally Literate, we think it’s the cat’s meow, for it practically purrs!

  • It has three remarkable features:

  1. It can read our website in some 60 languages

  2. It can translate English text into 108 languages. 

  3. It can select copy, and paste stories on the Immersive Reader platform, a MS Word document, or the Google platform.  


  • Because Edge is the only browser that provides a seamless interface with our website, because it is the only browser that has built-in T-T-S (Text-to-Speech) capability, and because so much of Totally Literate is predicated on it, it is essential to use this powerful, state-of-the-art browser.

  • The voice controls are the three carets in the center of the toolbar, as shown below.

Edge Browser
Shows the 3 carets of voice controls
  • After the text has been read and you want to move to another page, you must pause the speaker first, otherwise it will continue reading more text as well as tabs in the footer and header.  

  • The voice options, located to the right on the same toolbar as the voice controls, allows you to change speed of the narration and to choose a different speaker.

Photo shows how to adust speed & change TTS voice
  • With Flag Languages, you can go back and forth from one language to another without changing the speaker. It's done automatically.

  • When using non-flag languages, however, you must change the speaker to a voice that speaks the language you intend to use next. Failure to perform this step will cause the speaker to be out of sync with the text. For example, say you had been using Danish and went to English without going to Voice options first and changing back to an English speaker, then the English text would be read in Danish.

  • The Edge Browser, like most of the many other tools and platforms used on our website, has a twofold function: one, to help all students, regardless of age and ability, learn to read; two, to help foreign speakers learn English as a second language, and, ipso facto, to help native English speakers, if inclined, to study foreign languages.

Cartoon character with finger to his noggin
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