New College Durham enhances their commitment to inclusion with accessibility support online

To support everyone who visits their website, regardless of their differing abilities or spoken first language New College Durham now offers accessibility and language support online.

New College Durham is rated in the top 10% of colleges in the UK for achievement in Further Education and apprenticeships, whilst their Higher Education students rate it in the top 10% for student satisfaction.

As New College Durham grows and attracts a wider range of students not only from the North East but from around the UK and the world, their website needed to accessible to all.

To make sure that their organisation was totally inclusive and to reduce any barriers to accessing their content online, New College Durham has installed Recite Me assistive technology on to their website.

This accessibility and language translation support toolbar offers all website visitors a range of accessibility options to suit their needs.

Working seamlessly across all devices the toolbar will allow people to change font type, size and colour as well as background and link colours to fully customise the styling of the website. To aid reading the toolbar offers a full dictionary, thesaurus, and translation tools, as well as a text to speech function.

This unique combination of features makes Recite Me a great accessibility tool for people with disabilities or for people who speak English as a second language.

Francesca Smith, Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment, New College Durham said, “New College Durham is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, an essential aspect in our commitment to inclusion. Having Recite Me on our website provides a set of easy to use tools that improve accessibility and enhance the website experience. It was quick and easy to implement, and we have immediately seen visitors to our site using the toolbar.”

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