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Accessibility Tools: A ‘Game Changer’ for the GMB Union

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GMB Union is the first union to launch Recite Me online accessibility and language tools to serve the diverse needs of UK workers.

GMB represents employees from a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, commercial services, and public services.

To get the best possible deal for workers when it comes to pay, work-life, and fairness, GMB Union has ensured all online information can be accessed barrier-free regardless of an individual’s disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or language.

Nell Andrew, National Equality and Inclusion Officer at GMB Union commented,

“Equality is at the heart of everything GMB does, inside and outside the workplace. That’s why we’re proud that visitors to our website can customise the GMB web pages in a variety of ways that work best for them, using the Recite Me website accessibility toolbar.

“GMB is committed to making every workplace we organise as accessible and inclusive as possible – having the Recite Me website accessibility toolbar for members to access the information they need has brought us closer to our goal and ensured we are led by best practice.”

The unique and customisable toolbar on the GMB Union website provides users with screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech and styling options.

Nell Andrew continued,

“Vital Features such as being able to easily have documents read aloud or translated into a whole range of languages have been described by our members as ‘a game changer’ in terms of accessibility and inclusion.”

To explore assistive technology on the GMB Union website, select the Aa icon at the top of the website. To find out more information on how you can provide an inclusive online experience go to the Recite Me website and book a demo with a member of our team. You can also check out our free WCAG checker right now.

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