Accessibility Toolbar Improves Community Web Access

You may have noticed a new feature on our site. It’s our accessibility toolbar! At Children’s Museum of Atlanta, our mission is to reach every Metro Atlanta child and their family with the power of play. We want every family to feel at home in the Museum, in the community at our programs, and in our digital spaces.

Digital Accessibility

To fulfill this mission, we now provide assistive technology on our website. With our accessibility and language toolbar, online guests can access a wide range of support tools to customize their digital experience and best meet their needs.

About 25% of our community may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or needing information in a language other than English. The toolbar allows guests to access our content and services barrier-free.

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on our website includes screen reading in several languages, multiple reading aids, translation of over 100 languages, and customizable color, font, and size styling options.

We hope you find the toolbar helpful! Read on for a handy user guide on the full suite of tools and how to use them.

Toolbar User Guide

Accessibility Button

You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the orange button in the top right corner of the page.

This button now appears on the right side of our header on every page of our website.

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

Play Audio

Text to Speech

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: Change the background, text and link colors

Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler
Screen Mask: Create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page
Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word
Language: Translate text into a different language
Text Mode: Remove images and provided view in plain text mode

Additional Tools

Download Audio: Highlight the text then click the button to download text as an audio file
Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen
Settings: Adjust your Recite settings
Reset: This will restore the default settings
User Guide: Will give you an overview of the Recite Me Toolbar Features


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