Western Sussex Health

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people across a catchment area covering most of West Sussex.

The Trust runs three hospitals: St.Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea, and Worthing Hospital in the centre of Worthing.

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Our Brief

In 2016 Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). At the time it was one of only three acute trusts in the country to receive the health watchdog’s highest rating by the Care Quality Commission.

To continue this great work and to support all staff, patients and visitors online Western Sussex Hospitals wanted to be able to offer accessibility support across their website.

Regardless of people’s disabilities, Western Sussex Hospitals wanted to be able to support website visitors to access their content barrier-free. To do this assistive technology was needed.

Our Solution

Recite Me’s web accessibility software was installed on the Western Sussex Hospitals website which has revolutionised the way staff, patients and visitors can read content online. To allow people to access key information with easy Recite Me assistive technology allows visitors to customise the Western Sussex Hospitals website according to their varying accessibility and language needs.

Recite Me accessibility software supports people with different disabilities (sight loss, mobility, cognitive impairment) in a variety of ways such as a screen reader, styling options, reading support, and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text-to-speech voices.

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