Launch Recite Me web accessibility software

Getting the most from the site

Fonts

Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser. General guidelines are shown below. Alternatively, the BBC has a useful set of instructions as part of its My Web My Way guide.

Chrome

  • Access your Chrome font settings here, where you can change the default size from Very small to Very large
  • Alternatively you can zoom in on any page by holding CTRL and +, and you can zoom out using CTRL and -

Safari

  • You can hold down the Apple key and + to zoom in, and hold the Apple key and - to zoom out

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on the three-line menu icon in the top right of the browser and choose "Options"
  • "Fonts & Colours" appears under Language and Accessibility, where you can change the default font and its size
  • Alternatively you can zoom in on any page by holding CTRL and +, and you can zoom out using CTRL and -

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Click "View" at the top of the screen
  • Click on "Text size" on the drop down menu that appears
  • Options including "small", "medium", "large", "largest" should appear
  • Select "largest"

Images

Where possible, we have used descriptive alternative text for relevant images across the site to assist screen readers.

Video

We use Vimeo to host our videos, and where possible all our videos have subtitles.

Recite Me

Recite Me is a simple and intuitive tool we've added to our website which includes audio playback functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary and a translation tool with up to 90 languages. It even has the ability to change the entire colour scheme, font size and style – with a bottom-heavy font for anyone with dyslexia.

We've made sure it’s very simple to use so don’t worry, you don’t have to download or install anything. It also works whether you're on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

To access Recite Me, all you need to do is click on the yellow button to the right of this page which says ‘Accessibility'.

Once the toolbar has loaded at the top of your screen, you can then carry out the below actions.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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