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Cancer Council WA are working to improve digital communication and the quality of information delivery for West Australian’s impacted by cancer. To fulfil this, we now provide Recite Me assistive technology on our website, which enables our visitors to customise their experience in a way that best suits their individual needs.

Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar

Recite Me is innovative cloud-based software that lets visitors view and use our website in a way that works best for them.

We’ve added the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to make it accessible and inclusive for as many West Australians as possible.

It assists those with common conditions like sight loss and dyslexia to access our website in the way that suits them best.

It also meets the needs of those who speak a language other than English at home,  by translating our web content into over 100 different languages.

How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?

To explore our accessibility support tool, click the ‘accessibility’ button at the top on our website. There is also a direct link to the language tool which can be accessed by click the ‘language’ button at the top on our website.

This button now appears in the top right corner of every page of our website.

After you click on the accessibility or language button, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customising the way the website looks and ways you can interact with the content.

How does Recite Me help me access this website?

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 colours
  • Customise background-colours
  • Translate text into more than 100 different languages
  • Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus

Recite Me User Guide

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.

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.

Colour, ruler and mask

Colour: Change the background, text, and link colours.

Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler.

Screen Mask: Will create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page.

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.

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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Recite Me is cloud-based software so there is no need to install anything on your computer.

To launch the Recite Me Web accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the accessibility. This will then launch the toolbar, which will appear at the top of the page.

To disable the auto read you need to click on the button marked “Settings”. This will give you a list of three 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.

Yes. The software works on multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows devices.

The Recite Me toolbar uses cookies to save user settings.

To create an MP3, first, turn off the autoplay option located within the settings button. Highlight the section of text that you wish to create into an MP3. Once highlighted select the “Download Audio” button from the toolbar. You will then see a message telling you that your 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.

To close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked “Close” to the right of the toolbar.

Accessibility is important to us as it helps provide users with equal access and opportunities, regardless of their individual circumstances. We are committed to online accessibility.