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Join Us to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday 19th of May marks the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion.

Over 1 billion people worldwide encounter barriers when trying to read and understand content online. This can be due to disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments or if people speak English as a second language. At Recite Me we believe in accessibility for all. We are here to provide information and resources so we can all make a difference in the world of online accessibility.

Why is Online Accessibility Important?

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Equal Opportunities

Excluding people online doesn’t sit well in a sector where the general ethos is geared towards equality and inclusion for all.

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User Experience

Excluding people online doesn’t sit well in a sector where the general ethos is geared towards equality and inclusion for all.

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Brand Reputation

Excluding people online doesn’t sit well in a sector where the general ethos is geared towards equality and inclusion for all.

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Why Get Involved?

Every user deserves a first class digital experience. Someone with access needs may not be able to perform everyday tasks online from paying bills and researching services and support, to applying for their next career move.

Together we can build an inclusive online world where people can access online content barrier free. This starts by creating awareness on an individual or organisational level and helping others to understand the opportunities presented by inclusion, we can all make a positive difference together.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Thursday 19th May

How To Get Involved?

There are many different ways you can get involved and celebrate GAAD. To support organisations, we have pulled together some resources to help you get the most out of the day, including social media posts and a blog article. Download your resource pack below.

On GAAD we will be hosting a webinar to help educate you on the topic of online accessibility. For information on our panelists and how to sign up scroll further down the page. Additionally, we are here to support you on your journey towards digital inclusion, so please feel free to reach out and a member of our friendly team will be happy to speak with you.

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Resource Pack

Our resource pack will help you engage, educate and communicate the importance of online accessibility for all. Each pack includes:

  • Blog article
  • Social media posts and graphics
  • Email template
Download your Resource Pack

Join Our Online Accessibility Webinar

Join us on 19th of May at 2:00 pm BST to learn about the importance of digital accessibility. You will hear about our panel's experiences and why online accessibility is important to them.

Ross Linnett, Recite Me Founder and CEO, will be joined by:

Mike Adams, CEO, Purple

Sean Allen, Head of Talent Acquisition, Very

Lynn Gilmour, Communications Officer, Children in Scotland

There will be an opportunity to submit questions to our expert panel and we will provide you with our key takeaways at the end of the webinar. Register below to save your spot.

What Do The Numbers Tell Us?

Recite Me assistive technology exists to support people with disabilities. Everyone should have the ability to use the world wide web in the way that it is intended.

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Visual Impairments

Over 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment

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Disabilities

1 in every 5 people have a disability of some kind

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Learning Difficulties

Around 20% of people struggle with a learning difficulty

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English as a second language

Only about 13% of the global population speaks English as a first language

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Workplace D&I

On average, disabled people apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled applicants before finding one

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Recruitment

Only one in three jobseekers think online job applications are suitably accessible for disabled people

Contact the team

Have a question to ask? contact the Recite Me team.