Recite Me User Guide

We have installed the Recite Me accessibility toolbar to allow website visitors to customise the layout to best suit their needs. You can find specific guidance on what each button does below, or find out more about Recite Me by visiting their official user guide. If you have any questions or feedback relating to our accessibility, please contact us by email at [email protected]. 

You can open the toolbar by clicking on the dark blue Accessibility button at the top right of your screen, which is next to the Donate button. It will also appear on every page of our website. The toolbar automatically switches on the text-to-speech function, but you can switch this off by unticking Autoplay in Settings. If you want to close the toolbar and all of its functions, just click the cross button on the right side. 

Three buttons from the toolbar

Play Audio

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

Three buttons from toolbar

Text options

Decrease: Makes the text smaller

Font: Changes the font or increases the line and/or character spacing

Increase: Makes the text larger

Colour, Ruler and Screen mask 

Colour: Changes the background, text and link colours 

Ruler: Enables an on-screen ruler to help with reading 

Screen Mask: Creates a letterbox for focused viewing on a page 

Dictionary, Translation and Magnifier

Dictionary: Highlights a word and click this button for a definition 

Translation: Translate text into over 100 languages. Select the speaker symbol to activate read aloud in that language 

Magnifier: Enables an on-screen magnifier that can be moved with the mouse 

Plain text, Margins and Audio download 

Plain text: View the website without images 

Margins: Narrows the width of the paragraphs 

Download audio: Highlights wanted text and click this button to begin downloading it as an audio file (MP3) 

Settings, Reset and User Guide 

Settings: Turns off autoplay and allows you to select the reading speed and customise the voice 

Reset: Restores to default settings 

User guide: Gives you an overview of the toolbar 

Keyboard shortcuts

Tab to move to the next toolbar button. 

Shift+Tab to go backwards 

Spacebar to select a button and to change toggles 

ctrl+right – play next element 

ctrl+left – Play previous element 

ctrl+alt+p – play the current element 

ctrl+alt+f – show font menu 

ctrl+alt+c – show theme menu 

ctrl+r – enable/disable ruler 

ctrl+d – enable/disable dictionary 

ctrl+l – show translation languages 

ctrl+x – enable/disable text-only mode 

ctrl+m – show page margin settings 

ctrl+shift+o – show/disable settings menu 

ctrl+s – save settings 

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