Use the options below to determine what text you would like to read with our LOOK tool.
-- Select Pre-Defined Text --
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, by Lynley DoddThe Guardians of Lore, by Daniel ErricoThe Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Show 1 word at a time
Show 2 words at a time
Show 3 words at a time
Show 4 words at a time
Show 5 words at a time
Show one sentence at a time
You can upload your own text files into our text reader. Please note that they must be saved in '.txt' format for this online utility to be able to parse the file correctly.
NB Text hinting will display a pale previous and next words above and below the current word(s) to aid with more natural “out loud” reading.
You can change the on-screen typeface used in this text reading utility using the following options.
Font Family: Arial / Helvetica
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Use the slider above to increase and decrease the size of your text.
NB The text size can also be altered using the plus (+) or minus (-) keys — on your keyboard and number pad — when this panel is closed.
Use the slider above to increase and decrease the spacing between letters of your text.
Use the slider above to increase and decrease the delay, in milliseconds, when showing each word.
The text delay can be altered using either the slider provided or the up or down arrow keys (when this panel is closed).
The fixed speed setting will show each word for the same amount of time, while the variable speed option will display words on-screen based on their length — short words will appear for less time than long words.
Use the slider above to increase and decrease the gap, in milliseconds, between each word.
Click on a colour below to change the text colour.
Click on a colour below to change the background colour.
NB The above keyboard commands only work when the settings panel is closed — this allows you to use these keys when adding in text to read, or navigating the form options as normal.
If you've previously saved your Text Reader settings, you can reload them by entering your details below.
It's simple, and free.