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Limiting Inaccessible Website Barriers

Monday, January 31, 2022

More than one billion people worldwide encounter barriers when trying to read and understand content online. To ensure our website is accessible, we partnered with Recite Me to add a small assistive widget/toolbar that integrates with our website. The widget specializes in digital inclusion to help website properties become more accessible for those with various needs including, but not limited to; disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, or language barriers.


From our homepage, viewers can connect to a small assistive widget/toolbar that integrates with our website by clicking on the ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS on our homepage:

The widgets/toolbar will be visible with various features (starting from left to right):


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 the 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

Color: Change the background, text, and link colors

Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler

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

Language: Translate text into a different language

MagnifierClick and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen

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


You can check out the toolbar by going to our homepage and clicking on ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS on the top right of the website.