NAATP wants to provide accessibility to all. We believe in aiding more people with the critical information and resources on our website with the tool called Recite Me, an innovative accessibility and language toolbar to make the information on our website easily available and inclusive to allow users to customize our website in the way that works for them. This new feature is an expression of our ongoing commitment to ensure access for all to treatment information and education.
Why should NAATP Members consider a website accessibility tool?
The NAATP website is a public resource for people seeking treatment and a gateway to our member’s treatment center websites. We encourage our NAATP members to join in this commitment and to consider integrating an accessibility tool on their websites to allow for an inclusive experience for families and individuals seeking treatment and navigating the process of finding quality treatment.
Why does NAATP include accessibility features on our website?
For people with varying visual abilities, non-English speakers, and people who have difficulty reading text on a screen, Recite Me will help you access, view, and use our web pages in a way that works best for you. The Recite Me toolbar allows every visitor to NAATP’s website access to the information and resources they are looking for and goes beyond Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s Website Accessibility Best Practices. 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)
- Translate text into more than 100 different languages
- Change font sizes and colors
- Customize background-color
- Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus
- Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?
You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on Accessibility in the top right corner of the page. After you click on Accessibility, 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 do I use the Recite Me toolbar?
The toolbar displays a range of different options for customizing the way the website looks and ways in which you can access the content. Below is a quick reference guide, or you can explore the full set of possibilities in the Recite Me User Guide.
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
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: Change the background, text and link colors
Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler
Screen Mask: Will create a letterbox for focused viewing
Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word
Language: Translate text into a different language
Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen
Settings: Adjust your Recite settings
Text Mode: Remove images and view in plain text mode
Download Audio: Highlight the text then click the button to download text as an audio file
Reset: This will restore the default settings
User Guide: Will give you an overview of the Recite Me Toolbar Features
Exit: At any time, exit from Recite Me by clicking on the “X” in the top right corner.