Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals launch Recite Me accessibility software to support patients online

To improve the way all staff, patients, and visitors can read important content online, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals have installed the Recite Me accessibility and language support toolbar on to their website.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites, Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals supports the diverse population of their area with all health and care needs. To continue and evolve this great work they wanted to enable all their staff, patients and visitors to access contact information, appointment data and much more, with ease.

To achieve this totally inclusive goal their website needed to provide people with accessibility and language support.

Recite Me accessibility software tools have a wide range of supporting features including a screen reader, styling options, reading support and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.

Regardless of people’s disabilities, learning difficulties or if they speak English as a second language, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals wanted to be able to support website visitors to access their content barrier-free.

Simon Anjoyeb, Deputy Head of Inclusion, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust said, “We are pleased to have adopted the Recite Me toolbar; it is easy to use and provides a comprehensive range of tools to improve the accessibility of our website. The accessibility widget is a popular asset with our patients and has enabled people that have previously found it challenging to use our website to engage with content relevant to their healthcare.”

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