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.
When you hear the word ‘accessibility’, what do you think of? A wheelchair user unable to access shops or office buildings? Someone who can’t use a computer? Someone without internet access? Someone with a disability that prevents them from accessing online content?
Accessibility means something different to everyone. We all have different experiences, challenges, abilities, and thoughts regarding the world of inclusion, whether at home or in the workplace.
Together, we can make a difference. By recognising differences in what accessibility means to a diverse range of people, we can all do more to help. Recite Me is proud to provide resources and information so that everyone can share their experiences and learn more about the importance of accessibility and inclusion.
Unfortunately, despite some significant progress in recent years, disability discrimination still exists across the nation and worldwide. So this year, let’s stand up and speak up for equitable access for all.
We’re all part of this interconnected world, with content accessible at the click of a button. It’s our shared responsibility to champion digital inclusion. Together we can break down barriers, ensuring that everyone has a voice and a place in our interconnected society.
This year we are asking businesses to stand up and share examples of what they are doing to develop diverse, inclusive, and supportive organisational cultures for their employees and customers.
There are many different ways to help us fly the flag and create awareness to promote accessibility and inclusion, and you can get involved on an individual or organisational level.
To support organisations, we have pulled together some resources to help you get the most out of the week. Choose from a blog post, social media posts and graphics.
We also have resources to help on an individual level, and we are always happy to use our platform to share your thoughts and experiences if you want to reach out and contact the Recite Me team directly.
Do you want to get a head start for Accessibility to Me? Check out our Online Accessibility and Inclusion Toolkit which is packed full of helpful information and practical tips. The toolkit covers the complete landscape of online accessibility including:
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