Accessibility Tools

Accessibility Tools

United Way of King County wholeheartedly embraces a diverse community, celebrating the unique abilities of every individual. To further enhance inclusivity, we have integrated an accessibility toolbar into our website, empowering everyone to fully engage in the work we do. Explore the comprehensive guide below to make the most of your United Way of King County website experience.

Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar

The toolbar helps audiences access our website and customize the content in a way that works best for them thanks to a unique range of functions and can be used 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 Toolbar?

You can open the language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the Accessibility & Language button in the menu.

After you click on the button, the toolbar opens and displays a range of options for customizing how the website looks and how you can interact with the content. 

How to Use the Accessibility Toolbar

To learn about how to use the language an accessibility tools on this website, please watch the below or play the audio.

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 & Screen 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

Dictionary, Translation & 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

Plain Text Mode, Margins & Audio Download

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 

Turn Off the Toolbar

At any time, exit from the toolbar by clicking on the “X” in the top right corner.