By now, we’re sure you’re aware of the importance of web accessibility. But, until you’ve experienced the Recite Me toolbar in all its glory, you may not realize just how useful our software comes in when used in conjunction with some of our fantastic client’s websites. The following is an example of a day-to-day routine of how someone could access our client’s websites using Recite Me’s software, who otherwise may have struggled as a result of a visual impairment or disability.
Let’s face it: weekday mornings can be chaos at the best of times. Most of us are rushing around, hurrying out the door and grabbing our phones or laptops to begin our days. Thanks to Recite Me, users can check the times of their local buses on Arriva’s website, or if you are heading to the Airport, help is available on the Gatwick Express site too.
Whether you’re in university or work, we provide many options for easily accessing the information you need through various websites. University clients include Northumbria University, Dublin City University and Leeds Trinity University, all of which have e-learning and online library facilities. Prospective students can look up course details and admission criteria, or enrolled students can access their files, upload documents or access their university system from a remote location. For international students, these accessibility features also include multiple languages.
Alternatively, if you’re in the corporate work sector, our clients also include Wyvern Business Systems who provide business support and solutions, as well as Keystone Law and Ward Hadaway who can provide users with a plethora of business and employment law information, in addition to up to date legal news.
Throughout the day, you may remember you need to pay your rent or council tax, search for a fun evening event to do with the family, renew your library books, or join a local leisure centre to get active. All of which can be done through Gateshead Council’s web portal. Tasks that were once a chore, particularly arranging for bin collection or paying parking fees, are now made much easier with the click of a button. Similarly, users can also pay utility bills online through Welsh Water and South East Water.
You’re clocking off work or university for the evening, hurrah! But what if your train home is delayed? No one wants to spend their evening standing in a freezing cold train station, so you better get online and check train times through Go North East or Southeastern Railway to ensure your journey home can be as painless as possible. Perhaps you have an even longer commute that involves flying, not to worry, Gatwick Airport allows visitors to access flight departures and gate information along with audio description in multiple languages.
Once you’re home, perhaps you feel like a night on the town soaking up some culture. Our client, Leeds Playhouse, has you covered there. The theatre includes tailor-made accessible performances for a range of different needs, as well as the option to book tickets and see showtimes all from their website.
So, a productive day that included accessing multiple sites and getting plenty of things done, all from the convenience of online and with Recite Me’s accessibility software that has been tailor-made to your own preferences. Remember to save your own individual features for next time, so that your days and weeks ahead can go as seamlessly as possible. With the right technology, everyone can be empowered to have their best days, whether at work, home or play.