Our website is designed to maximise ease of use by everyone, including people with disabilities.
We aim for a consistently high level of usability for our entire audience on this website, following best-practice accessibility guidelines where possible.
Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar
Recite Me is innovative cloud-based software that lets visitors to our website view and use it in the way that works best for them.
We have added the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to make it accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible.
It helps the one in five people in the UK who have a disability, including those with common conditions like sight loss and dyslexia, to access this website in the way that suits them best.
It also meets the needs of the one in ten people in the UK who don’t speak English as their first language, by being able to translate our web content into over 100 different languages.
How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?
You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the "Accessibility Tools" button at the top of the page.
After you click on the "Accessibility Tools" button, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customising how the website looks and how you can access the content.
How does Recite Me help me access this website?
Recite Me helps people to access our website to do the things they need to do, like find information about how to access any of our services or resources and read news.
The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. You can use it to:
- Have the text on our website read aloud (including PDFs)
- Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
- Change font sizes and colours
- Customise background colour
- Translate text into more than 100 different languages
- Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus
You can find out more about how Recite Me works from the Recite Me user guide.
You can change the text size in most browsers by holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard and rolling the wheel on your mouse. For other methods, see:
Our site has been designed to conform to relevant technical standards and recommendations. Some of these are listed below.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- The World-Wide Web Consortium's standards for XHTML 1.0 and CSS level 2
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer the best user experience possible. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact us.