Cranfield University finds the perfect web accessibility and translation tool

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Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate and research-led university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management.

Students from over 100 countries across the world come to study at Cranfield – international students are a key market for the university.

Cranfield University has always understood the need to make its communications accessible.

An easy web accessibility solution

The university had previously looked for text-to-speech accessibility software to make its website content more accessible.

And when it re-launched the website in 2016 Cranfield began looking for a high-quality web accessibility product that meets the latest web accessibility standards.

So it chose to use Recite Me for an inclusive web accessibility solution that was easy to add, with no stress and no hassle.

As well as making the website more accessible to people with a disability, impairment, or learning condition, Recite Me’s assistive toolbar plugin also translates the content into over 100 languages.

Accessibility and language translation combined

This was a key reason why the team at Cranfield University thought Recite Me was the perfect fit for the university, as Amy Simpson, Head of Digital Communications at Cranfield University, explains.

“We wanted to make sure the content on our website was accessible to as many people as possible.

“Recite Me gives our students a range of options to make our website a better experience for them.

“Whether that’s changing the font size, or opting to have the text read aloud, or using one of the many other accessibility features.

“And Recite Me provides us with a translation service as well as an accessibility solution.

“This is very important for us because now our international audiences can easily access our web content.

International students and their parents can access the site easily

“For example, students who want to show our website to their parents overseas who don’t speak English can use the translation option to easily change the content into over 100 different languages.

“Overall, the offer from Recite Me was very appealing and the service was comprehensive.

“The team at Recite Me are very proud and passionate about the Recite Me web accessibility software.

“They have been great to work with.”

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Why don’t you make your website accessible now with a free 30 day trial of Recite Me? For a product demonstration and to find out more contact us now. You can also test website accessibility with our free to use accessibility scanner.

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