What is Recite Me?

Recite Me is an accessibility tool on the Shell Energy website that allows you to customise how you use it. For example, you can change the text size or background colour, or translate the language - whatever makes it easier.

Who can use it?

It’s available to anyone who would benefit from adapting our website content to suit their needs. This includes, but is not limited to, those with disabilities, visual impairment, or English as a second language.

How do you access it?

Recite Me is available on every page of the Shell Energy website.

Simply select the ‘Accessibility toolbar’ option at the top of the page.

What can it be used for?

Recite Me can be used to:

  • Read text aloud – including PDFs
  • Download text as an MP3 file to play offline
  • Change font sizes and colours
  • Customise background colours for easier readability
  • Translate text into more than 100 languages
  • Access an integrated dictionary and thesaurus

Frequently asked questions

Q. Do I need to download anything to enable Recite Me?
A. No, there’s no need to install anything on your computer.

Q. Does Recite Me work across different operating systems and mobile devices?
A. Yes, it works across multiple devices and operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows devices.

Q. Can I save my settings?
A. The Recite Me toolbar uses cookies to save your user settings.

Q. How do I disable the auto read?
A. Simply click on the button marked ‘Settings’ and three functions will display. Select the bottom right of the option marked ‘Autoplay’. This will disable auto-read.

Q. How do I turn Recite Me off?
A. To close Recite Me, click on the icon marked ‘Close’ to the right of the toolbar.

Recite Me toolbar functions

Below is an overview of Recite Me’s functions and how you can use them.

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: Decrease the text size
Font: Change the font that displays on the page
Increase: 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: Create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page

Dictionary, Translation, and Magnifier

Dictionary: Highlight a word and click on Dictionary to view a definition
Translation: Translate text into a different language
Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to enlarge text on the screen

Margins, Plain Text Mode, and Download Audio

Text Mode: Remove images to view content in plain text mode
Margins: Change 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: Restore the default settings
User Guide: Provides an overview of the Recite Me toolbar features

Where can you find more support for Recite Me?

Email Recite Me at info@reciteme.com or call 0191 432 8092.