Accessibility

Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar

At Smile Together, we have added the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to make it accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible.

Recite Me is an innovative cloud-based software that lets visitors to our website view and use it in the way that works best for them.

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 our websites 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 our 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 “me ACCESSIBILITY” button.

The “me ACCESSIBILITY” button appears in the bottom left hand corner on every page of our website.

After you click on the “me ACCESSIBILITY” the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customising how the website looks and how you can access the content. 

How does Recite Me help me access this website?

Recite Me helps people to access our website to do the things they need to do, such as find information on the services we provide, read our latest news, get contact information and much more. 

The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. 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

User Guide 

 

Playing 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

 

Text Options 

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 

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

 

Find out more about how Recite Me works 

 

Keyboard Shortcuts 

  • Tab – to move to the next toolbar button.
  • Shift+Tabto go backwards
  • Spacebar to select a button and to change toggles
  • ctrl+right play next element
  • ctrl+leftPlay 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+lShow 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

 

Useful Videos on how to use ReciteMe 

Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ckCIhBfkWdM

Styling Options

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVwbnLQC_6Y

Reading Support

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Uqd8SV_5M

Translation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpxpA5svtuc