Accessibility To Me Week (ATMW) is a week dedicated to opening up about the world of accessibility and inclusion from an individual perspective and taking action to create inclusive digital spaces.
Last year Accessibility To Me launched with personal experiences to kick start the conversation, connecting over 1 million people worldwide to celebrate diversity and inclusion. People across the globe shared what accessibility meant to them and why it is so incredibly important. We all have different experiences, challenges, abilities, and thoughts regarding the world of inclusion, whether at home or in the workplace.
For Accessibility To Me Week 2022, we want to develop our personal understanding and needs for accessibility, spotlighting international audiences online under our theme, ‘One World’. Together, we can make a difference. Recite Me is proud to provide resources and information so that everyone can learn more about the importance of accessibility and inclusion.
The online world brings us together and we can access content from anywhere at a touch of a button. Pair this with the growing diversity of our countries, content needs to be accessible in more than just English or the native language of that website.
Organisations around the world have the responsibility to provide content that can be accessed by anyone living in their location. The reality of this can be seen in the UK census 2022 statistics that the non-British population is estimated at 6.0 million people and in the USA, the foreign-born population has reached a record high of 44.8 million, and globally there are over 244 million international migrants.
Connecting online creates One World and together we need to tackle digital inclusion head-on to break down barriers for everyone.
There are many different ways to help us fly the flag and create awareness to promote accessibility and inclusion. We have created a helpful guide which outlines all the different ways you can get involved with links to helpful resources, information and assets. Download the document and show your support for Accessibility To Me.
Our assets will help you engage, educate, and communicate the importance of accessibility for all. Follow the link to download:
We held a showcase round table discussion on the 17th November at 2:00 pm GMT. The panel was packed with experts and promises to deliver a diverse view on a range of accessibility, diversity and inclusion topics.
Ross Linnett, Recite Me Founder and CEO, will be joined by:
Steven Donovan, TCF & Consumer Vulnerability Lead at OVO
Di Keller, Strategic Inclusion & Belonging Lead at Karbon Homes
Amanda Kirby, Founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions
Watch the on-demand webinar for a deep dive into neurodiversity, how you can support employees and customers online in an increasingly digital world, and the growing importance of multilingual websites.
Recite Me assistive technology exists to support people with disabilities. Everyone should have the ability to use the world wide web in the way that it is intended.
Over 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment
1 in every 5 people have a disability of some kind
Around 20% of people struggle with a learning difficulty
Only about 13% of the global population speaks English as a first language
On average, disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled applicants before finding one
Only one in three jobseekers think online job applications are suitably accessible for disabled people