User guide

Your guide to all features of the Recite Me accessibility toolbar

Recite Me toolbar

Below you will find a guide to using all of the features on the Recite Me toolbar, as well as Keyboard shortcuts and FAQs.

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 settings

Reset: This will restore the default settings

User Guide: Will give you an overview of the Recite Me Toolbar Features

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Why can't I find the accessibility tools link?

The accessibility tools link will appear across all pages of the website shortly. We are currently undertaking final testing to ensure that all aspects of the toolbar are working as expected before releasing it.

If the link is not appearing it means that the page has not yet been set up to incorporate the toolbar, however it will appear within that page as soon as possible.

Do I need to download anything to enable Recite Me?

No. Recite Me is cloud-based software so there is no need to install anything on your computer.

How do I launch the Recite Me toolbar?

To launch the Recite Me web accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the 'Accessibility tools' link which is in the top navigation. This will then launch the toolbar, which will appear at the top of the page.

How do I disable the auto read?

To disable the auto read you need to 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.

Does Recite Me work across different operating systems and mobile devices?

Yes. Our software on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows devices.

Can I save my settings?

Yes. Once a user creates an account they can save their settings so your website appears exactly as they need it every time they visit.

How do I change the language?

To change the language of the website that you are viewing you need to select the button marked "Languages". This will then produce a drop down list of all the languages that Recite offers translation too. Find the language that you want from the list and press on it, the site will then be converted to that language.

How do I create and MP3?

To create and MP3 first turn of the Autoplay option located within the setting 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 you 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.

How do I Turn Recite off?

To close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked "Close" to the right of the toolbar.