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Humberside Fire & Rescue Service Meet Web Accessibility Standards with the Recite Me Checker

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As a public sector organisation, meeting government website accessibility guidelines is a priority for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. 

Government regulations stipulate that organisations within the public sector have a legal duty to ensure their websites meet minimum accessibility requirements, this means meeting the standards of WCAG 2.2

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service started using the Recite Me Checker back in June 2023 to help work towards meeting standards. Since then, they have taken steps to ensure that their website’s issues are fixed so everyone can access information regardless of individual needs. 

Mock-up of the checker


Ros Barbour, Communications Supervisor, at Humberside Fire & Rescue Service told us, “The Recite Me Checker has been a game-changer for us in ensuring our online content is accessible. Easy to use and packed with helpful guidance, it’s been a real asset in meeting government standards for website accessibility.”

The world of accessibility and compliance can be a confusing and daunting subject for many, but the Recite Me Checker is here to help every step of the way. Scanning your website and highlighting what fixes you should make for the biggest improvement against your internal efforts and time. You can then track your web accessibility improvements over time and manage your fix queue. 

Ros Barbour continued, “We wanted a tool to regularly check our site’s accessibility, especially as we add new pages. After looking at different options we were impressed by Recite Me’s Checker and their dedication to improving website accessibility.” 

Serving a population of almost one million people spread over 1,300 square miles, accessibility efforts needed to be made so the community could receive fire safety information and updates from Humberside Fire & Rescue Service.

Taking their commitment one step further, Humberside Fire & Rescue Service also utilise another Recite Me tool on their website, the Recite Me Assistive Toolbar. Users can fully customise their digital experience, taking advantage of a screen reader, reading aids, styling and customisation options and a translator with up to 100 languages, 65 of which are text-to-speech. 

In the last 12 months, over 3,700 people have used the Recite Me toolbar to read over 21,000 pages of content on the Humberside Fire & Rescue Service website. This includes over 21,000 clicks on the translation tool, being used to change the website into languages such as Polish, German and Bulgarian. 

Ros stated, “Recite Me’s commitment to making the web more inclusive aligns with ours. We were already impressed by their services, so choosing them for ongoing compliance was an easy decision.” 

For more information on how the Recite Me Checker or Toolbar can help your organisation, book a demo with a member of the Recite Me team today. 

Free Accessibility Check of your Website

Detecting accessibility issues has never been easier than it is now. At Recite Me we offer a free automated scan of your websites homepage. This will identify and highlight any accessibility issues on your website. Followed by recommendations on how to implement the necessary changes to improve your websites accessibility score and standing.

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