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About text reading service

ReadSpeaker Service

ReadSpeaker is a service offered by ReadSpeaker Japan that reads the text on a website. The option of listening to the text on a website enables the elderly, those with poor eyesight, and people with eyestrain to understand the information on websites comfortably.
There is no need for a special plug-in or application, and it is free of charge.

How to Use

  • Click the icon on the top of the page once. ReadSpeaker automatically reads the text within the predesignated range.
  • To listen to the particular information, highlight the text by dragging the mouse over it, and click the Pop up button.
  • Click Settings in the Player to choose where to highlight, whether to show Pop up button, or to change the speed of reading.
  • Users are advised to enable JavaScript.


This service uses a synthetic voice to automatically read the text. The names of some people or places, proper nouns, and abbreviations may not be read correctly. Please be aware that the MUFG Group assumes no responsibility for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the service.

Environment for using this function

  • Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / VISTA / 7
  • Mac OS 9 / X 10.3
  • Internet Explorer 5.x, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
  • Firefox 1.5.x, 2.0.x ~16.0
  • Netscape 7.x
  • Sleipnir 2.x
  • Opera 8.x, 9.x, 12
  • Safari 1.2, 2.0, 5.1.7
  • Google Chrome ~23.0
Audio player/Plug-in
  • Flash
  • Windows Media Player
  • RealPlayer
  • QuickTime
  • Winamp
  • Others
  • Sound card
  • Speaker/Headphone
  • Internet connection environment(more than 33.6kbps)
  • iPad,Smartphone support