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Accessible Housing

Having a roof over your head and a safe living environment is one of the most basic necessities. Housing initiatives play a critical role in supporting people by building communities and helping tenants to live healthier and happier lives. 

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Users Face Barriers Accessing Housing Information Online

According to the National Housing Federation, the number of people in need of social housing hit 3.8 million in 2020. That equates to 1.6m households.

There are many fantastic housing associations and council initiatives that support citizens and provide solutions to people in vulnerable situations. But often, information about housing services is only available online. That’s why information on housing websites must be accessible to all.

Why you Should Provide Equal Access to Online Information on Housing Websites

Support the Vulnerable
Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and live in a home that is in good repair. But when websites are not inclusive, vulnerable citizens cannot access the information they need.
Promote Economic Growth
When tenants can live within their means, they boost the local economy by spending money on healthcare, education, transport, and other products and services in the local area.
Overcome Language Barriers
On-page translation and text-to-speech options make websites accessible for housing applicants who don’t speak or read English as a first language.

Let us show you how easy it can be.

Thousands of housing webpages made accessible through the use of assistive technology

The Recite Me assistive toolbar can help housing providers to improve the usability of their websites.

Webpages can be fully customised to account for the preferences of each individual user, making your website not just accessible, but truly inclusive. Visitors can apply a range of tools to change the way a website looks so they can read and understand the information. 

This is the total number of users who launched the Recite Me toolbar on housing websites.
This is the total number of pages viewed using the Recite Me toolbar.
Higher than the industry average pages viewed per session.
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Download our Inclusive Housing Guide

Check out our guide to find out everything you need to know about accessible housing including why it is important to support the vulnerable, who needs help with website accessibility, why digital barriers are a problem in the housing sector and website build tips for an accessible housing website.


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