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Accessibility toolbar

We have recently installed an accessibility toolbar on our University of London website, which contains a number of features that enable users with a diverse range of disabilities to access the website’s content.

Developed and supported by Gateshead-based company Recite Me, the accessibility toolbar contains a number of options for tailoring the content on the web page, including:

  • Having the page read aloud to them in a choice of over 35 different languages.
  • Changing the written text on the page into one of over a hundred different languages.
  • Changing the colour scheme of the page, so that the text and background make the content easier to read.
  • Magnifying the text, so that it appears larger on the screen.
  • Using a screen mask tool, to isolate parts of the page.
  • Using a ruler tool, to make reading from left to right easier.

It can be activated on any page of the University of London website by clicking on the "Accessibility tools" icon in the right hand corner of the page.

How to open accessbility toolbar on university of london website

See the below table for a full list of the features in the toolbar.

ButtonFunction

Play, fast forward, rewind icons

Play text reader/Rewind/Fast forward

Select font type, increase font size

Select font type/Increase font size

Change the colour theme icon

Change colour theme

Ruler icon

Enable/Disable ruler

Screen mask icon

Enable/Disable screen mask
Dictionary icon

 

Enable/Disable dictionary
Flags in a circle

 

Change language
Make page plain textEnable/Disable text mode
Cloud download iconDownload audio file
Magnifying glass iconEnable/Disable magnifying glass
Settings iconSettings
Reset arrow iconReset
A user manual iconUser guide

    We hope that toolbar will make our website accessible for all of our users, and are open to receiving feedback on the effectiveness of the toolbar.