What Does Accessibility Mean To Me?

Our ‘What Does Accessibility Mean To Me?’ awareness week will run from the 18th to 22nd of October. This is a time for us to come together and to get everyone talking and learning about accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.

About the event

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.

Why get involved?

‘What Does Accessibility Mean To Me’ awareness week runs from October 18th- 22nd, 2021. The purpose of our Awareness Week is to get everyone talking and learning about Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion and give everyone a voice to share their understanding and thoughts on what accessibility means to them.

Organisations can use this week to reach out to their employees and discover how people feel about accessibility. Giving everyone a voice to share their experiences and knowledge will bring the workplace together, empower individuals, and improve inclusion.

How to get involved?

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 blog posts, questionnaires, social media graphics, awareness emails, and more.

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.

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Our resource packs will help you engage, educate, and communicate the importance of accessibility for all. Each pack includes:

  • An awareness brief
  • Blog articles
  • Social media posts and graphics
  • Staff questions
  • Email templates
  • Logos


We have a showcase round table discussion on 21st October at 3:30 pm BST. The panel is 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:

Charlotte Sweeney OBE, an ID&E Specialist

Dave Messenger, EDI and Disability Access Officer at Watford Football Club

Jurgen Donaldson, Independent Talent Acquisition and Diversity Advisor

Sophie O’Sullivan, a university student who has dyslexia.

Together they will discuss what accessibility means to them, sharing personal experiences, professional standpoints, and insights on what everyone can do to be more inclusive.

What do the numbers tell us?

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.

Visual Impairments

Over 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment


1 in every 5 people have a disability of some kind

Learning Difficulties

Around 20% of people struggle with a learning difficulty

English as a second language

Only about 13% of the global population speaks English as a first language

Workplace D&I

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