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Inaccessible websites create barriers for users. Create an inclusive experience online by providing accessibility and language options to enable everyone to customise your website in a way that works for them.

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Over 1 billion people worldwide encounter barriers when trying to read and understand content online. This can be due to disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments or if people speak English as a second language.

Without additional accessibility and language options, people are unable to perform everyday tasks from paying bills and researching services and support, to applying for their next career move.

Recite Me website accessibility plugin software provides every online user with the tools they need to create a unique experience.

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Allow everyone the opportunity to use your website in the way that it is intended

Recite Me supports each visitor by providing website accessibility options so that they can tailor your website to suit their individual needs. Digital accessibility needs vary.

Worldwide your site may be inaccessible because:

one in five people disabled

People Are Disabled

15% people dyslexia

People Have Dyslexia

10% people worldwide Learning disabilities

Have Learning Disabilities

4m Speak English As A Second Language

Speak English As A Second Language

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Disabled adults never used the Web in 2019

People Can't Read or aWrite

People Can't Read or Write

Why Choose Recite Me Accessibility Technology

In today’s world, everything we do is online, from booking holidays to looking after our finances and paying our bills. Every website user deserves an inclusive online experience with customizable options allowing them to choose how they navigate and consume information.

Recite Me assistive technology provides your customers with all the functions they need to understand and engage with your products and services. Our unique website accessibility tool allows for adjustments to all elements of the page including text, graphics, language, and navigation.

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The right thing to do

Everyone should have the opportunity to be able to access online content. Make your website inclusive to all by supporting people who are neurodiverse, visually impaired, speak English as a second language or of old age.

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The smart thing to do

Make your business available to a wider audience and enhance the user experience journey on your website. Providing accessibility technology increases web traffic, engagement and ultimately leads to more uptake and sales conversions.

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The thing I must do

There are several international and regional laws plus many local regulations that stipulate how a website should be designed and built. Avoid negative customer sentiment and possible lawsuits by providing an inclusive experience online.

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McGregor Boyall Deliver an Accessible Recruitment Journey

30 Nov 2021 | news

McGregor Boyall provides online accessibility and language tools to enable a diverse range of individuals to search and apply for job opportunities. McGregor Boyall is a global recruitment consultancy all about opportunity. Encouraging and valuing diversity within its workforce. To support candidates who encounter barriers when online, McGregor Boyall now provides accessibility and language support tools for those with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, and those who speak English as a second language. Recent data shows that in 2019 roughly half of the people with disabilities were in employment (53.2%), compared with just over four out of five non-disabled people (18.8%). Nicholas Eveleigh, Marketing Manager, at McGregor Boyall Associates Ltd, commented, “As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we are continually looking for ways to ensure our recruitment process is as inclusive and accessible as possible. “We continually strive to widen the talent pool from which we recruit from, for both our business and that of our clients, as we believe unequivocally that a genuinely diverse talent base within an organisation constitutes a strong and sustainable corporate asset. By making our websites and the ability to apply for jobs more accessible to those who may have previously felt excluded, we hope to demonstrate that we are welcoming of disabled and neurodiverse talent.” The Recite Me active toolbar on the McGregor Boyall website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech and styling options. To customise your recruitment journey on the McGregor Boyall website, select Accessibility. For more information on how you can provide an inclusive online experience book a demo with a member of our team.

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Pushing for Online Accessibility in the Post-COVID Era

29 Nov 2021 | news

Unprecedented times. Toilet paper shortage. Social distancing. The new normal. These are just a few phrases that have dominated our daily lives and social media feeds over the last couple of years. All of us have faced challenges in one form or other, whether political, economic, or social. But possibly no group more so than our disabled community. On December 3rd, we’ll be partnering with PurpleSpace to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD). The theme for this year’s IDPWD is "Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era.” Now that the ‘new normal’ appears to have arrived and we begin to move forward and reclaim our lives and livelihoods, there’s no better time to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the digital landscape. So, what online challenges did people face during COVID-19? What was done to help? And what changes are still required in the future to achieve our goal of accessibility for all? Join us as we take an in-depth look. The Effect of COVID-19 on the Digital World In times of stress and uncertainty, vulnerable members of society are put under additional pressure. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all got used to a different way of life - working from home, seeing less of our family and friends, and avoiding crowded places. We shifted to a lifestyle where more and more of our daily lives took place online. For most people, this was a frustrating period of adjustment. However, it made life incredibly challenging for others because many websites and apps are not accessible to people who face online barriers. What is an Online Access Barrier? Online access barriers occur when an element of a website’s design or presentation makes it difficult to read or interact with the content. Users usually struggle for one of four main reasons: 1. Reading barriers – Including unsuitable font choice, text size, or the colour contrast between text and background. 2. Comprehension barriers – When web copy uses overly complex language or terminology, the page doesn’t flow logically, or when alt tags and link descriptions are missing. 3. Navigation barriers – Website errors like empty links and buttons, missing input labels on forms, and missing document language often make keyboard navigation impossible. 4. Trust barriers – Flashing images, videos, or distracting image carousels affect focus and can act as triggers for seizures. Who is Affected The theme of last year’s IDPWD was “Not all disabilities are visible”. This is something that is often overlooked. Did you know that 15% of the global population lives with some sort of disability? That’s over 1 billion people. In addition to physical disabilities, online providers must also make adjustments so their websites are accessible to people with: Visual impairments - At least 2.2 billion people worldwide have a vision impairment. Learning difficulties - Dyslexia affects at least 15% of the population, and a further 5%-10% suffer from attention disorders like ADHD. Literacy and language barriers - Around 1% of the population in developed nations have basic reading and writing issues, and 87% of internet users speak languages other than English. Neurological disorders – Approximately 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition. Examples include epilepsy, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Developmental disorders – Around one in every hundred people are on the autism spectrum. Temporary disabilities – Millions of new cases of chronic pain, fatigue, and brain injuries occur each year due to accidental injury. How Are People Affected People with one or more of the conditions listed above may not be able to use a mouse, read web copy properly, focus on the information they need, or find their way around a busy screen. During COVID-19, inaccessible websites and apps made it either difficult or impossible for disabled site visitors to: Manage finances Shop Pay bills Work Apply for jobs Learn Access general information Keep in touch with friends and family COVID-19 Website Accessibility Trends Throughout 2020 and 2021, we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of businesses looking to make their websites inclusive. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we’ve taken on over 300 new clients across a range of sectors. In 2020 alone, our assistive toolbar usage increased by 20%, and over 47 million individual styling adaptions were made. Recite me is now installed on over 3,500 websites, and our data shows that in the last 12 months: The Recite Me assistive toolbar was launched over 3 million times Over 16.5 million web pages were viewed using the toolbar 12.3 million pieces of content were translated into different languages 31 million pieces of content were read aloud COVID-19 Online Support In March 2020, Recite Me launched our accessibility pledge. Ever since, we have been offering to host a free accessible and inclusive landing page for any business where visitors can access important COVID-19 messages and updates. Our pledge pages continue to support over 120 clients, helping over 87,000 individual users access COVID-19 information. Digital Accessibility in the Workplace There was a significant shift towards remote working during the pandemic, the after-effects of which are still lingering. Experts estimate 25-30% of the workforce will work remotely for several days per week by the end of the year, and 50% of workers will be remote by 2030. Working remotely is favoured by many for the flexibility it offers. However, many employees report the technology they are given doesn’t operate correctly in a remote setting. Others find the transition from in-person to online communication challenging – including our founder and CEO, Ross Linnett. “I’m dyslexic, as are several other employees at the company. Because of that, we try to limit meetings to 20 minutes for increased focus, as a limited attention span is a common dyslexic trait. In the office, there are plenty of social cues that someone is losing focus – fiddling with a pen, looking out the window etc. But on Zoom calls, that’s harder to pick up on. So learning how to deal with that was a challenge for me.” Ross Linnett, Recite Me Founder and CEO Employee struggles like this and myriad more are why organisations like PurpleSpace exist. PurpleSpace is the world's only professional development hub for disability network leaders. Offering learning and development programmes, consultancy for cultural change, and an exclusive suite of member resources, the PurpleSpace team are driving business change on disability from the inside out. “As we highlight in our Five Trust Tests, employees with disabilities are increasingly looking for evidence that organisations are open to change. Many advantages have come from working in a super-charged digital era during Covid-19. Organisations should be encouraged to keep the positive aspects as we work towards a new future. Appointing senior leaders who are responsible for digital accessibility across the organisation, both in terms of employee and customer access, is a good place to start. Brendan Roach, Director of Strategy and Networkology, Purple Space How Does Recite Me Help? A proven way of supporting people online is by utilising assistive technology. Recite Me’s assistive toolbar supports a diverse range of staff in the workplace by providing various tools that allow users to create a fully customisable experience. Our accessibility features can be used individually or combined to make multiple adjustments for ultimate ease of use. Users can: Personalise font size, type, and colour options to make each web page easier to read. Utilise the mask screen tool, which isolates parts of the page to help with focus. Use the ruler tool to make reading easier. Download content as an audio file as an alternative to reading. Convert page content into over 100 different on-screen languages. Have the page read aloud in a choice of 35 different languages. Customise PDF documents and have them read aloud or translated. What Can You Do? We invite you to join the fight for disabled rights in the post-COVID era and get involved with IDPWD. By learning from the experiences of people living with disabilities during the pandemic, we have the power to reduce barriers faced by people in both the online and physical world. You can access a range of downloadable resources here. If you’d like to learn more about nurturing and supporting your disabled employees, you can contact PurpleSpace for information and support. To discover how assistive technology can help make your business more inclusive, you can contact our team or request a toolbar demonstration.

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Aanchal Women's Aid Provide Vital Support to all Women Online

25 Nov 2021 | news

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021, we are proud to be joining together with amazing inclusive organisations that provide emotional and practical support to all individuals affected by violence. Aanchal Women’s Aid does just this. As a family and community support network, Aanchal provides a safe place where people find hope so they can believe and say, ‘I matter’. To offer this opportunity to all, Aanchal grants all website users access to information and services with Recite Me accessibility and language tools. The assistive technology on Aanchal Women’s Aid website provides support to those with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, cognitive or neurological disorders, and those who speak English as a second language. Su Bhuhi, CEO at Aanchal Women’s Aid commented… The accessibility and language toolbar on Aanchal Women’s Aid website provides features such as, screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech options. According to the Office for National Statistics the police recorded 259,324 offenses flagged as domestic abuse-related in the period March to June 2020. This represents a 7% increase from 242,413 in the same period in 2019. Everyone was affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in some way or another, but for those who experienced violence during this hard time, this was amplified and needs to change. Aanchal Women’s Aid works towards making change, alleviating the suffering of individuals from domestic abuse, and supporting them to rebuild positive healthy lives. Join us to raise awareness for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021 by using the hashtags #WhiteRibbonDay and #AllMenCan. For more information on how your organisation can provide an inclusive online experience by utilising assistive technology, contact our team or book a real-time demonstration of our toolbar.

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Website Accessibility Legislation

Accessibility Legislation

There are national laws governing website accessibility. In the USA this falls under the ADA, in the UK it is covered in the Equality Act 2010, and in Europe there is a specific Directive on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications.

A common theme that runs through all of these is making reasonable adjustments or accommodations to enhance and promote digital inclusion. What is more reasonable than allowing each website visitor opportunities to consume the content in a way that works for them as an individual?

Give one of our experts a call to discuss your legal responsibilities and how our website accessibility software can help.

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Create A FREE Accessible COVID-19 Information Landing Page

To inform as many people as possible it is vital that Coronavirus information is accessible.

To ensure that this vitally important information can be understood by everyone, Recite Me will host for free an accessible and inclusive landing page for businesses to share their Coronavirus message to all staff and customers.

Create Your Free landing Page here