As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology.
Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 20% of the population who may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment or if they speak English as a second language.
The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the Healthwatch North Yorkshire website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 texts to speech and styling options.
Ashley Green, Chief Executive Officer commented, “Here at Healthwatch North Yorkshire 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 “Year”, so we are incredibly proud to be able to provide Recite Me’s innovative assistive technology across our website.”
The internet can be an incredibly intimidating place for those with access barriers, and those lacking the tools they need to adequately understand or communicate are at a significant disadvantage.
Ross Linnett Recite Me’s Founder and CEO commented, “It is important to provide an inclusive online experience, where everyone can use our digital world in a way in which best suits their needs. As more organisations provide accessibility tools online, those who face online barriers can access information and services hassle-free. The digital world must be accessible for all.”
To explore our accessibility support tool, visit the Healthwatch North Yorkshire website and click on the blue Launch Recite me button at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.