Accessibility Tool Guide

Freddie Chandler
Freddie Chandler

How to use the toolbar

We have released a new accessibility tool that will help make our website easily accessible for everyone.

At St Wilfrid’s Hospice we want everybody in our community to have the same access to us and our services and this tool helps those who may speak a language other than English, have a visual impairment or other accessibility needs.

To activate the tool press the button shown below, located in the header.

Screen Reader

For those who may want the website to be read out loud, the screen reader provides a natural voice to read the site with 35 different language options and the ability to control the speed of the reading. Some other buttons include:

  • 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 the text


The toolbar offers many different ways to read through our site to help those who may be less able, the features available include:

Ruler: Click the ruler icon to enable the reading ruler and easily follow line by line.

Screen Mask: Creates a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page, click on the screen mask button and block out any distractions.

Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen.

Dictionary: Highlight a word and click the dictionary button to find the definition.

Margins: The margins button will appear when plain text mode is enabled. Select the drop down to change the text dimensions by narrowing the width of the text column.


You can now also change how our website is styled to better suit your preferences, you can change font size and type, edit the page colour or just switch to all text mode. This allows you to view the site your own way, to use these features follow the steps below.

Click the “+” icon to increase the font size

Push the “-” icon to decrease the font size

Press the “Aa” icon and select your preferred font.

Change the background, text, and link colour, by clicking on the colour wheel icon.

Select the plain text button to strip all the styling from the page and only view text, like a word document.


Click the translate button and select language from the dropdown list, this will translate text into any language of your choice. The toolbar translates on demand all the site content into over 110 languages including 35 text to speech voices, allowing anyone to be able to read and use our site.


You can always press settings to adjust the toolbar, clicking “Reset” will restore the default settings and return the page to its original state. Pressing “User Guide” will give you an overview of the Toolbar Features if you need a refresher.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Quick buttons you can press to make using the toolbar even easier

  • Tab- To move to the next toolbar button.
  • Shift+Tab- To go backward
  • 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

Got more questions? Find out more below

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

Q: How do I launch the toolbar?
A: To Launch the Recite Me Web accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the Recite Me
button. 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 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.

Q: Does the toolbar work across different operating systems and mobile devices?
A: Yes. Our software on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS,
Linux, Mac, and Windows devices.

Q: Can I save my settings?
A: 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.

Q: How do I change the language?
A: 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 to. Find the language that you want from the list and press on it, the site
will then be converted to that language.

Q: How do I create an MP3?
A: To create an 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 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 the accessibility toolbar off?
A: To Close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked “Close” to the right of the


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