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Digital Accessibility

Creating an Inclusive Website

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County’s website now provides an inclusive digital experience by allowing website visitors to access information, resources, and stories by removing barriers. Our website now includes an accessibility and language toolbar through Recite Me, a cloud-based software that lets visitors view and use our website in a way that works best for them.

It helps one in four people in the U.S. who have a disability, including those with common conditions like sight loss and dyslexia, access our website in the way that suits them best. It also meets the needs of one in five people in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home, by translating our web content into over 100 different languages.

How to Access the Recite Me Toolbar

You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on Accessibility Tools in the top right corner of the page.

After you click on Accessibility Tools, 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.

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

Accessibility 1
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

Accessibility 2
Color, Ruler & Screen 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

Accessibility 3
Dictionary, Translation & 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

Accessibility 4
Plain Text Mode, Margins & Audio Download

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

Accessibility 5

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

Accessibility 6
Turn Off Recite Me

At any time, exit from Recite Me by clicking on the “X” in the top right corner.

And more!

In addition to the features we’ve highlighted above, you can read the Recite Me User Guide to learn about more customization options and how to apply them while using our website.