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A Digital Divide: Prioritising Online Accessibility for the Elderly

Catholic Homes, a not-for-profit organisation that provides home care, residential and retirement living in Perth, Australia, has implemented online accessibility tools to deliver services to all.

A Digital Divide: Prioritising Online Accessibility for the Elderly

Catholic Homes aims to encourage individuals to remain active and busy for as long as possible and do the things that bring them joy.

Approximately 4 million people in Australia are aged 65 years or older and may encounter digital barriers when accessing information due to disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments or if they speak English as a second language.

Communications and Marketing Manager Roley Myers at Catholic Homes, said, as part of the organisation’s inclusive approach, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to enhance and make their online experience easier.

“Here at Catholic Homes, accessibility is extremely important to us. We are committed to ensuring all people can access information and services in a way that best meets their individual needs,” Mr Myers said.

“Diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of our responses, so we are incredibly proud to be able to provide Recite Me’s innovative assistive technology across our website.

“The internet can be challenging for some people, particularly those who lack the tools they need to adequately understand or communicate with others.”

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the Catholic Homes’ website includes 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.

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