Our website incorporates Recite Me – a web accessibility tool that allows people to customise our website in a way that works best for them.
Why is accessibility important to our work?
We have chosen to add 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 1 in 5 people – that’s a million people – in the Scotland who define themselves as disabled 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 1 in 10 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 button which can be found at the top right of our websites – on every page.
After you click on the Accessibility 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 support and resources, find out about our volunteer roles, make a complaint and read our news and updates.
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
- Reading mask – show only 10% of the screen to help with concentration
You can find out more about how Recite Me works from the Recite Me user guide.
Can I get support with Recite Me?
Meaningful ALT attribute on images
Most of the images on this site contain additional alternate test that is stored with the image. This allows users who otherwise would not be able to see the image access the stored information. It also helps those who disable images because of slow or unreliable internet connection.
If an image is added purely for decorative purposes, it will have a blank alternate text as this reduces the amount of unnecessary content on the page.
If you have any questions about this page or the tool Recite Me please contact us.
Call: 0131 225 8508