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Center for Independence

Client Case Study
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Center for Independence

Founded in 1981, The Center for Independence (CFI) is a nonprofit organization serving as a resource for individuals with disabilities to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living skills development. CFI works together with participants to achieve independent living goals such as self-advocacy, self-sufficiency, and self-determination.

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Our Brief

The Center for Independence provides resources and services that promote empowerment, inclusion, and wellness of all persons with disabilities. To work towards this, CFI works one-on-one with individuals to provide independent living skills training on various topics such as budgeting, organizational & communication skills, learning how to get around the community independently, and more. To ensure their online information and services were accessible, inclusive, and customizable for everyone, they sought a solution that would allow all web users to access the information and services offered through their website without barriers.

Recite Me toolbar solution. Audio, styling, reading, translation icons.

Our Solution

The Center for Independence implemented Recite Me online accessibility and language support tools. The Recite Me assistive toolbar enables all website visitors, regardless of their differing abilities or language needs, to customize the website in a way that works best for them. Recite Me assistive technology includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customizable styling options, and an on-demand live transition feature that boasts over 100 languages including 65 text-to-speech and styling options.

Client Testimonial

"CFI has been striving to increase the accessibility for people with all disabilities as well as underserved populations. Universal design is part of Independent Living and CFI was able to increase the website accessibility by implementing the Recite Me accessibility button. This has allowed us to reach more people who speak different languages as well as reach a broader range of people with disabilities. "

Leah Velasco, Executive Director, CFI South Washington