ECDI Champions Financial Inclusion with Recite Me Assistive Tools

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The Economic and Community Development Insitute (ECDI), one of the largest US SBA intermediary micro-lenders and a U.S. Treasury-designated Community Development Financial Institution, has implemented Recite Me technology to support website visitors looking to invest, educate, and create measurable economic change.

Since 2004, ECDI has assisted over 32,000 individuals, disbursed over $158 million through over 6,000 loans, and created and retained over 46,000 jobs through the programs available in their offices in Columbus, Cleveland, and Akron, Ohio.

By partnering with Recite Me, ECDI can create a barrier-free digital experience for people and businesses online, regardless of disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, or spoken language.

The Economic and Community Development Insitute prides itself in taking a people-focused and authentic approach to its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives by listening to its team, clients, and partners to develop thoughtful approaches to needs and challenges. Recite Me feels privileged to help support ECDI in this mission.


Inna Kinney, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at ECDI commented,

“Here at ECDI accessibility is extremely important to us. We are committed to ensuring all customers can access information and services in a way that best meets their individual needs. Diversity and Inclusion are at the forefront of our business development plan in 2024, so we are incredibly proud to be able to provide Recite Me’s innovative assistive technology across our website.”

Plenty of individuals need digital accessibility adjustments. Whether it’s a temporary need due to an accident or injury, a long-term requirement caused by a lifelong condition, or simply English is not your first language, many people struggle to access information on the internet the same way as others. 

The accessibility and language tools available on the ECDI website allow visitors to read content aloud, utilize multiple reading aids and styling options, and translate content into over 100 languages, 65 of which can be read aloud. 

The Economic and Community Development Insitute joins the growing list of 5,000 other companies utilizing Recite Me across the USA, UK, and Australia. 

If you want to follow in their footsteps, make sure to book a demo on our website today to start your digital-inclusive journey.

Start Your Digital Inclusion Journey

Our team is here to help you make your online financial institution platform more inclusive. The great thing about accessibility and usability updates is they can be addressed in any order. So, get started on your online inclusion strategy today by either:

  1. Running a free check of your website for WCAG 2.1 AA compliance. 
  2. Schedule a free demonstration of our Assistive Toolbar
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