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ReciteMe user guide

ReciteMe is a cloud-based web accessibility solution which enables visitors to customise the website to their needs. You can launch ReciteMe on our website by clicking on the links that appear on the right hand top corner within the website's header. The ReciteMe tool is easy to use and includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool to get the web content translated into Welsh and many other languages (100+).

User guide

ReciteMe tool bar which includes all graphic representation of all the commands listed below within its features list.

In keeping with our role to work on behalf of the public, and our obligations under the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to ensuring that this website is as accessible as possible.


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.

Decrease - This will decrease the text size.

Font - You can change the font that displays on the page

Increase - This will the text size

Colour - Change the background, text and link colours.

Ruler - Click to enable the reading ruler.

Margins - Change the text dimensions by narrowing the width of the text column.

Screen Mask - Will create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page.

Dictionary - Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word.

Text Mode - Remove images and view in plain text mode.

Download Audio - Highlight the text then click to download text as an audio file.

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

Language - Translate text into a different language.

Settings - Adjust your ReciteMe settings.

Reset - This will restore the default settings.

Keyboard Shortcuts

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)

Do I need to download anything to enable ReciteMe?

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

How do I launch the ReciteMe toolbar?

To launch the accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the "Accessibility tools" link that appears on the header of our website. This will then launch the toolbar, which will appear at the top of the page.

How do I disable the "Auto Read"?

To disable "Auto Read" you need to click on the button marked “Settings”. This will give you a list of three functions to choose from. You need to click on the bottom to the right of the option marked “Autoplay” this will then disable the auto read function.

Does ReciteMe work across different operating systems and mobile devices?

Yes. The tool works across all devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows.

Can I save my settings?

Yes. Once a user creates an account they can save their settings so that the 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 ReciteMe 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 ReciteMe Off?

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