Web Reader isn't reading on Chromebooks

Google's recent update to Chromebooks has broken the RNIB Bookshare Web Reader Chrome extension. However, the Web Reader ("Read now" option) has been updated so that it no longer require this extension.  

To regain audio simply remove this extension by:

  1. in the address bar of Chrome type: chrome://extensions
  2. locate the RNIB Bookshare Web Reader extension
  3. select the trash can "Remove from Chrome" button
  4. confirm the removal

Once the extension has been removed re-open the book with the RNIB Bookshare Web Reader.

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