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Accessibility tools user guide

Your guide to all of the features of the Recite Me accessibility toolbar

Reciteme Meningitis Now website accessibility software

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

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 and 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 and 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 and 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 Me settings

Reset: This will restore the default settings

User guide: Will give you an overview of the Recite Me toolbar features

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Tab - move to the next toolbar button
  • Shift+Tab - go backwards
  • Spacebar - select a button and 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


Q. Do I need to download anything to enable Recite Me?
A. No. Recite Me is cloud-based software so there is no need to install anything on your computer.

Q. How do I launch the Recite Me toolbar?
A. To launch the Recite Me web accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the Accessibility button at the top of our website. This will then launch the toolbar, which will appear at the top of the page.

Q. How do I disable the auto read?
A. To disable the auto read, click on the button marked "Settings". This will give you a list of 3 functions to choose from. You need to click on the bottom to the right of the option marked "Autoplay"; this will then disable auto read.

Q. Does Recite Me work across different operating systems and mobile devices?
A. Yes. The software works on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, Apple, iOS, Linux and Windows devices.

Q. Can I save my settings?
A. Yes. Once a user creates an account you can save your settings so the website appears exactly as you need it every time you visit.

Q. How do I change the language?
A. To change the language of the website, select the button marked "Languages". This will then produce a drop down list of all the languages that Recite Me offers translation to. Find the language that you want from the list and select it - the site will then be converted to that language.

Q. How do I create an MP3?
A. To create an MP3 first turn off the Autoplay option located within the settings button. Highlight the section of text that you wish to create into an MP3. Once highlighted select the MP3 button from the toolbar. You will then see a message telling you that your file is being created. Once created you will see the file appear ready at the bottom of the web page. You can now either listen to the file created or save it to a location of your choice.

Q. How do I turn Recite Me off?
A. To close the Recite Me toolbar simply click on the icon marked "Close" to the right of the toolbar.


The Recite Me accessibility software has been generously funded by Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by the players of People's Postcode Lottery.