New functionality for the Recite Me Toolbar

Earlier this month, our long time client Recite Me Accessibility toolbar received some exciting updates, including new language options for text to speech and much more.

Published by Hamish Kerry

There have been some exciting updates released for the Recite Me Accessibility Toolbar that will increase it's the ability to help people navigate and comprehend the web, globally.

Here's a rundown of all the great new features that have been made available to users.

1. Word by word highlighting, improved

Word by word highlighting is now available, meaning users can translate and explore individual words within a webpage, expanding the reach beyond simple language translations, and offering instead an intuitive tool for those seeking assistance with solitary words.

2. Increased options for translations

The updates include the addition of a 2 gender system for dictation of webpages for the following languages: Danish, Dutch, English (Australian), English (GB), English (USA), French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

3. Better control of reading speed

Part of ensuring the web is accessible to all is understanding comprehension speeds, that's why the update features dynamic controls for reading speed on webpages, meaning users have a completely customised text to speech experience.

4. A fresh look for the toolbar

Bold and vibrant, the new look toolbar takes advantage of block primary colours, compiled from common design languages from across the web, allowing for a sense of familiarity in controls for all users.

2020 Recite Me toolbar Features

"We're super excited to be launching this fantastic new update to the Recite Me service. The new changes will allow our customers to engage with digital content in an even more personalised way, offering an enhanced experience across our entire user base. The latest update also contains features that our users have specifically requested so it's great to be able to offer this back to our community."

Ross Linnett, CEO and Founder of Recite Me

The updates the newest iteration of a continued belief in making the web accessible to all, no matter their device or requirements.

If you'd like to learn more about how Recite Me can benefit your users, please get in touch with them via their contact portal here.

Written by Hamish Kerry, Marketing Executive at Arch

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