This accessibility support will enable staff and all website visitors to read and understand important information easily online. Across the UK, 20% of the population has some form of disability, and 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, meaning that they can find accessing online content challenging.
Everyone visiting the Lifeways website will now be able to customise their website with a number of unique features. These support tools including text-to-speech, reading support functionalities, styling options, where people can change the colour scheme as well as the texts font style, size, colour, and spacing. For people who speak English as a second language, the toolbar also includes on-demand translation into over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.
Lifeways is the UK’s largest supported living specialist and help almost 5,000 people to live more independently. They believe in equal access to opportunities and are focused on creating environments where people feel valued and comfortable – this includes making their online support and service information accessible to as many people as possible.
“It is important that we make access to our services and finding information as easy as possible for all our website users and making the Recite Me tool available for users with accessibility issues, ensures that everyone will now be able to enjoy the same experience.”
Deborah Jones, Head of Marketing at Lifeways