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Walsall College

Client Case Study
Walsall college website with the Recite Me toolbar launched

Walsall College

https://www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/

Walsall College is one of the most successful colleges in the UK, with more than 14,000 students enrolling in vocational-technical qualifications, apprenticeships, and higher education programmes, each year. To support each student's needs, Walsall College wanted to provide students with online accessibility and language tools to customise their educational journey to access higher levels of study and jobs.

Walsall college logo
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Our Brief

Government statistics reveal that 332,300 higher education students in the UK identified themselves as having a disability of some kind. As part of Walsall College’s commitment to being a further education provider that goes the extra mile to maintain communication and quality of service, they wanted to ensure all students had access to the resources needed to access educational materials with ease.

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

Our Solution

Walsall College installed Recite Me assistive technology to support those with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, and for those who speak English as a second language. In the past year, over 12,500 Walsall college website users received support to read and understand educational material online, enabling users to customise their web page in a way that works best for them. Features include, translating content into different languages, reading aloud, and styling assistance.

Client Testimonial

"We understand the paramount importance of providing our stakeholders with a website that is welcoming, accessible, and simple to navigate. Our layout and content are designed to showcase our values, key purpose, and ambitions in a way that informs and inspires everyone. The Recite Me software is well-equipped to support these intentions, giving website audiences the freedom to navigate and download information in a manner best suited to their needs. Our substantial user numbers show just what a valuable impact the toolbar has on peoples’ overall browsing experience. "

Jayne Holt, Assistant Principal for Learning Services at Walsall College