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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
Image shows a back button on the left, play button in the centre and forward button on the right.


Dictionary, Translation and Magnifying Glass

  • 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
Image shows a dictionary button on the left, translation button in the centre and magnifying glass button on the right.


Colour, Ruler and 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
Image shows a colour picker button on the left, ruler button in the centre and screen mask button on the right.


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
Image shows a decrease button on the left, font adjust button in the centre and increase button on the right.


Plain Text Mode, Margins and 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
Image shows a plain text button on the left, margin button in the centre and audio download button on the right.



  • 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
Image shows a settings button on the left, reset button in the centre and user guide button on the right.


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 Recite Me button which appears in the main menu. 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. Their software works on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows devices.

Can I save my settings?

Yes. Once a user creates an account they can save their settings so our 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 Recite Me 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 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 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 off Recite Me?

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

Keyboard Shortcuts

Tab Move to the next toolbar
Shift + tab Go backwards
Space Select a button and to change toggles
Ctrl + right Play next element
Ctrl + left Play previous element
Ctrl + alt + p Play 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