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West Devon Borough Council

Client Case Study
West Devon Borough Council accessible website

West Devon Borough Council

West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon, England. Towns in the district include Chagford, Okehampton, Princetown, and Tavistock, where the council is based. The district was formed on 1 April 1974 and serves a population of around 55,000 people.

Tavistock West Devon

Our Brief

West Devon Borough Council supports a wide range of different people and their website is the central hub of all communications. Ten percent of the population is thought to be dyslexic, and with one in five people having some kind of disability, there is a clear need for information to be easily accessible in a format that can be personalised for each individual's needs.

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

Our Solution

West Devon Borough Council is delighted to add Recite Me assistive technology to web visitors who have a range of accessibility and language needs including those with common conditions like sight loss, dyslexia and learning difficulties.

Recite Me assistive technology will not only help those people who are classified as having additional needs but elderly members of the West Devon community who will get value from increasing line spacing, font size or by changing the background colour. To support reading visitors can use text to speech functionality, a ruler, magnifying glass or a screen mask to hide any background distractions.

For people who speak English as a second language, whether they be residents or visitors, will able to quickly and easily translate any webpage into any of the 100 available languages.

Client Testimonial

"This is really exciting news for our residents and visitors who might need to pay, report or apply for our services online. It will ensure that everyone is able to fully access our information with this brilliant technology.” "

Cllr Chris Edmonds, Lead Member for Resource and Performance, West Devon Borough Council