Why does the Kentucky Humane Society include accessibility features on our website?

The Kentucky Humane Society believes in accessibility for all, allowing everyone the opportunity to use the internet in the way that it is intended. Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 25% of the population who may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or if they speak English as a second language. 

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on KHS’ website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customizable styling options an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 65 text-to-speech and styling options.

We pride ourselves on being an organization that goes the extra mile to improve communication and quality of service for our customers and staff. To fulfill this mission, we now provide Recite Me assistive technology on our website, which enables our visitors to customize their experience in a way that best suits their individual needs.

As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customize their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology. 

How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?

You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the button in the bottom left corner of the page. This button now appears on every page of our website. After you click on the button, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customizing the way the website looks and ways you can interact with the content.

How does Recite Me help me access this website?

Recite Me helps people access our website and customize the content in a way that works best for them. The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. You can use it to:

Read website text aloud (including PDFs)
Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
Change font sizes and colors
Customize background-color
Translate text into more than 100 different languages
Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus
Recite Me User Guide
play Audio Toolbar Buttons

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 of text.

Color, Ruler and Screenmask Toolbar Buttons

Color, Ruler, and Mask
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

Paintext, Margins, Audio Download Toolbar Icons

Margins, Plain Text Mode, and Download Audio
Text Mode: Remove images to view content 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 the text as an audio file

Text Options Toolbar Buttons

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

Dictionary, Translation, and Magnifier Toolbar Buttons

Dictionary, Translation, and Magnifier
Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to view the definition of the word
Translation: Translate text into a different language
Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen.

Settings Icons

Settings: Adjust your Recite Me toolbar settings
Reset: This will restore the default settings
User Guide: This will give you an overview of the Recite Me Toolbar Features

Where can I find support for Recite Me? 

In addition to the usage examples we’ve highlighted here, you can read the Recite Me User Guide or watch this video to learn about all of the different customization options and how to apply them when you read our website. 

If you have any questions about Recite Me you can contact Recite Me by email at [email protected] or call (571) 946-4068. 

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