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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Client Case Study
Dlr council website accessible

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

www.dlrcoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council (dlr) is the authority responsible for local government in the county of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland and serves a population of 206,260 people.

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Our Brief

dlr serves and supports a wide range of residents and businesses across Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown and their website is the hub of all up to date service and council related information including housing, planning, libraries, arts, community, tourism, recycling, parks, and many others.

dlr want to ensure that their website is totally inclusive to support all web visitors to the site, and want to provide accessible information for everyone.

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Our Solution

To support people’s accessibility and language needs on their website Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the addition of Recite Me to their website. This accessibility and language toolbar will provide visitors tools to remove barriers and help people who have a range of needs including those with common conditions like visual impairments, neurodiversity and learning difficulties.

Recite Me assistive technology will help anyone who finds it challenging to read and understand online content. Through a unique set of features including text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices and many other features.

Citizens who in the past might have had to rely on others, or who had to call their contact centre for information or help will now be able to find information easily online about Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council services.

Client Testimonial

"This new innovative software makes the website as accessible as possible to those who are sight-impaired and provides instant translation into over one hundred languages, which will be very helpful to those whose first language is not English, allowing them to engage more fully with the information and services available on the website. It’s really important that as a Council we are committed to ensuring that everybody in our county is able to access the wealth of information on our website. "

An Cathaoirleach, Una Power, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council