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Recite Me user guide

Information regarding the Recite Me accessibility and language toolbar

Digital accessibility for all

We are dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all on our website. We believe in enabling everyone to use the internet as intended. As a commitment to improving communication and service quality, we've integrated the Recite Me assistive technology. This innovative cloud-based software allows our visitors to personalise their website experience to suit their individual needs.

Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar

Our website now features the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar. This addition is aimed at making our site inclusive and accessible to a wide range of individuals. This includes the 1 in 5 people in the UK with disabilities such as sight loss and dyslexia.

The toolbar also caters to the needs of the 4.2 million UK residents who speak languages other than English at home by translating content into over 100 languages.

Accessing the Recite Me toolbar

To access the Recite Me Accessibility Toolbar, click on the designated button 'Listen and translate' located in the top right corner of any page on our website. This button is now available on every page.

Upon clicking the button, the Recite Me toolbar opens, providing various options to customise the website's appearance and content interaction to suit your preferences.

How Recite Me enhances website access

Recite Me empowers users to access and tailor our website content to their preferences. The unique functions of the Recite Me toolbar include:

  • text-to-speech for website content, including PDFs
  • downloading text as MP3 for flexible listening
  • adjusting font sizes and colours
  • customising background colours
  • translating text into over 100 languages
  • offering an integrated dictionary and thesaurus

Recite Me user guide

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

Recite me text to speech

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

Recite me text size and font

Colour, ruler and 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

Recite me colour ruler and mask

Dictionary, translation, and magnifier

  • Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to view the definition of the word
  • Translation: Translate text into a different language
  • Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen

Recite me dictionary translation and magnifying

Margins, plain text mode, and download audio

  • Text Mode: Remove images to view content 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 the text as an audio file

Recite me margins text only and download


  • Settings: Adjust your Recite Me toolbar settings
  • Reset: This will restore the default settings
  • User Guide: This will give you an overview of the Recite Me toolbar features

Recite me settings

For further assistance on using the toolbar, there is also a Recite Me graphical user guide available if you would prefer.

Frequently asked questions

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 'Listen and translate' button at the top right of the page. 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 works on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows devices.

Can I save my settings?

The Recite Me toolbar uses cookies to save user settings.

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. 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 an MP3?

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 Download Audio 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.

How do I turn Recite Me off?

To Close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked “Close” to the right of the Toolbar.

Why is accessibility important to us?

Accessibility is important to us as it provides all users with equal access and opportunities, regardless of their individual circumstances. We are committed to online accessibility and this can be achieved with the use of the Recite Me Accessibility Checker and Assistive Toolbar.

Support for Recite Me

If you have any questions about Recite Me you can contact them via email at or call 0191 432 8092.