Your guide to all the features of the Recite Me toolbar as well as keyboard shortcuts and FAQs.
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 increase the text size
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
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
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
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
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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
Q: Do I need to download anything to enable Recite Me?
A: No. Recite Me is cloud-based software so there is no need to install anything on your computer.
Q: How do I launch the Recite Me Tool Bar?
A: To Launch the Recite Me Web accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the Recite Me button. This will then launch the tool bar, 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 Recite Me 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 too. 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 and MP3?
A: 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.
Q: How do I Turn Recite Off?
A: To Close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked “Close” to the right of the Toolbar.