CancerCare (US) now provides accessible information and services online to support a diverse range of website visitors.
CancerCare is the leading organisation providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer.
To provide these vital services to website visitors, CancerCare has implemented Recite Me assistive technology, to remove barriers for those with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, and those who speak English as a second language.
61 million adults in the US live with a disability that may prevent access to the digital world, putting individuals at a significant disadvantage.
The Recite Me Assistive Toolbar on CancerCare’s website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech and styling options.
Christine Verini, CancerCare, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, commented,
“CancerCare offers free support to anyone in the United States affected by cancer. In the same spirit, the Recite Me toolbar helps our website be accessible to the largest audience.
All of our lives are touched by cancer at some point, and it can be an overwhelming and isolating experience. We hope that providing a more inclusive online experience will allow as many people as possible to connect with the support and resources they need and deserve during their cancer experience.”