Recite Me: Our Web Accessibility Tool
Our new accessibility tool Recite Me offers digital support for people who may be disabled, visually impaired, speak English as a second language or of an old age.
It helps the one in five people in the UK who have a disability, including those with common conditions like sight loss and dyslexia, to access this website in the way that suits them best.
It also meets the needs of the one in ten people in the UK who don’t speak English as their first language, by being able to translate web content into over 100 different languages.
How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?
You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the ‘SPEAK OR TRANSLATE’ button. A toolbar will now appear at the top of your screen.
The Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for changing how the website looks and how you can use the content.
You can use it to:
- Have the text on our website read aloud (including PDFs)
- Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
- Change font sizes and colours
- Customise background colour
- Translate text into more than 100 different languages
- Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus
Back: Rewind to the previous paragraph of text
Play: Click the Play button to read the text aloud
Forward: Skip forward to the next paragraph of text
Decrease: This will decrease the text size
Font: You can change the font that displays on the page
Increase: This will increase the text size
Colour, Ruler & Screen Mask
Colour: Change the background, text and link colours
Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler
Screen Mask: Will create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page
Dictionary, Translation & Magnifier
Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word
Language: Translate text into a different language
Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen
Plain Text Mode, Margins & Audio Download
Text Mode: Remove images and view in plain text mode
Margins: Change the text dimensions by narrowing the width of the text column
Download Audio: Highlight the text then click the button to download text as an audio file
Settings: Adjust your Recite settings
Reset: This will restore the default settings
User Guide: Will give you an overview of the Recite Me Toolbar Features