Website Accessibility Features

Accessibility is central to Wings’ overall mission to educate and inspire all people about the past, present and future of aerospace.

Wings Over the Rockies believes in accessibility for all, allowing everyone the opportunity to use the internet in the way that it is intended. We’ve added the Recite Me toolbar to our website as an expression of our ongoing commitment to ensure that the wonders of aviation and space are accessible to all. 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.

Recite Me Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar

The Recite Me toolbar allows every visitor to Wings Over the Rockies’ website access to the information, resources and stories they are looking for. The comprehensive Recite Me toolbar works across all devices and offers a unique range of functions ensuring that our work is accessible to all. 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

How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?

You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the blue Accessibility button in the bottom right corner of the page on desktop or the man icon on mobile.

Here is what the buttons look like:

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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 to use the Recite Me accessibility toolbar:

Our website is equipped with Recite Me language and accessibility tools to make it more accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible. Below you will find a guide to using all of the features on the Recite Me toolbar.

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

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

Settings
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

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

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

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. Click here to view frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions about Recite Me you can contact Recite Me by email at Info@ReciteMe.com or call 571.946.4068.