New website feature to improve accessibility
Published 6th March 2017. We are proud to be an accessible and inclusive festival for all. Last year you wanted greater accessibility and easier navigation on our website SO we are introducing 'Recite Me' software.
We are continuingly developing better ways to make the festival accessed by all and would love to hear from you.
Click the Accessibility tab on the website to bring up the Recite Toolbar.
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: Change the background, text and link colours
Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler
Margins: Change the text dimensions by narrowing the width of the text column
Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word
Text Mode: Remove images and view in plain text mode
MP3: Highlight the text then click to download text as an MP3
Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen
Language: Translate text into a different language
Settings: Adjust your Recite settings
Authentication: Login/Logout and close the Recite Toolbar
Q: How do I launch the Recite Tool Bar?
A: To Launch the Recite Web accessibility toolbar, click the accessibility tab located across the top of the homepage. This will then launch the tool bar, which will appear at the top of the page.
Q: How do I change the language of SO Festival website?
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: Does recite work across different operating systems and mobile devices?
A: Yes. The Recite software works on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows devices.
Q: Do I need to download anything to enable Recite?
A: No. Recite is cloud-based software so there is no need to install anything on your computer.
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: 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 create an MP3?
A: To create an MP3 first turn off 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 close Recite the toolbar?
A: To close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked "Authentication" (labelled above). This will then give you the option to close the recite tool bar by clicking on the "close" button.