Celebrating National Inclusion Week 2019

As a Disability Confident Employer, Recite Me is once again proud to celebrate National Inclusion Week this week (23 – 29 September).

National Inclusion Week raises awareness of inclusion in the workplace and the importance of having a diverse workforce, including people with disabilities.

It is a campaign owned and managed by Inclusive Employers, the UK’s first and leading membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces.

National Inclusion Week 2019 features a series of physical and online events ranging from a webinar on neurodiversity to an event on best practice sharing for inclusion and diversity professionals.

Sharing workplace inclusion successes

We are proud to say that Inclusive Employers is a client of ours, with the Recite Me assistive toolbar on its website.

And we are proud to celebrate National Inclusion Week.

The theme for National Inclusion Week 2019 is ‘Everyday Inclusion: Celebrate and Inspire’.

So we are keen to share the experience of how our clients are making their workplaces more accessible and inclusive.

Supporting people with accessibility and language needs

Organisations from both the public and private sector use Recite Me to help customers with different needs access their websites.

They also use Recite Me to ensure internal systems like intranets and learning platforms are accessible and inclusive for their staff.

Recite Me’s assistive toolbar supports a diverse range of staff in the workplace, including people with disabilities and those who don’t speak English as their first language.

Organisations that use Recite Me internally include Tesco Bank, University of Winchester, and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Making Western Sussex Hospitals digitally accessible

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust uses Recite Me on both its external public facing website and its intranet site called StaffNet, which receives 7,500 unique page views every day.

Recite Me allows people with a wide range of disabilities and impairments, from dyslexia to sight loss and colour blindness, to easily access intranet sites, websites and web content.

It can also translate web content into over 100 different languages to support people who don’t speak English as their first language.

Nikki Kriel, Organisational Development Manager for Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Western Sussex Hospitals started using Recite Me in April 2019 offering staff and patients an improved access to the trust’s websites.

“As an inclusive employer Recite Me has been extremely popular in a number of ways offering users the opportunity to enlarge, translate or read aloud the Trust’s website.”

Jennie Shore, HR Director for Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, added: “Recite Me is an extremely useful tool which helps us to be a more inclusive organisation.

“We hope staff find it very useful and that more of our patients and the public can enjoy improved access to our website.”

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