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University of York Student Union

Client Case Study
University of York Student Union accessibility website

University of York Student Union

The University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) represents over 18,000 students at York. Alongside providing a platform for students’ voices to be heard at the university and within the local community, YUSU provide and support over 300 societies, sports clubs and other student-led networks and activity. They strive to be fully inclusive, brave and for, with and by students.

University of York Student Union Logo

Our Brief

The University of York has a hugely diverse range of students. YUSU’s core purpose is to represent every single one, which means catering for their different needs when communicating with them online. This includes providing language and accessibility support where possible, to make sure each student feels welcome and included within university life.

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

Our Solution

To support all students regardless of their accessibility or translation needs the University of York Students’ Union have added the Recite Me assistive technology toolbar to their website.

Offering a wide range of options allows all students and other website visitors to customise the website’s content in a way that works best for them.

Visitors are able to change the website’s styling options including font type and size, change the text, links and background colours. The toolbar also provides an online dictionary and thesaurus, and enables visitors to choose for text to be translated on screen, or read aloud in over 100 languages.

Client Testimonial

"The Recite Me toolbar has been a brilliant addition to our website. Our aim is for all of our services to be as accessible as they can be to our entire student body. This toolbar takes us one step closer to providing information and access to services in a way that more people can interact with. The beauty of the toolbar is that our site visitors can customise the way the site looks and feels so that it works for them. Just what we were looking for! "

Kate Williams, Director of Central Resources, University of York Students' Union