Abertay Housing Association Launches Online Accessibility Support

Published: 02/09/20

To support everyone visiting the Abertay Housing Association website to access important information regarding social housing, we have launched online accessibility software, Recite Me.

14.1 million people in the UK live with some form of disability and there are 11.8 Million residents aged 65 years and over, all of which will experience challenges online.  The Recite Me accessibility support toolbar will enable all our staff and website visitors to read and understand important information easily on our website.

Across Dundee and Angus we support people in vulnerable situations with 1,800 houses to enhance the quality of life in our communities. This includes over 270 retirement housing properties across the city. It is vital that we are able to communicate with the people that need us the most, which includes on our website.

Everyone visiting the Abertay Housing Association website will now be able to customise their website with a number of unique features. These assistive technology tools including text-to-speech, reading support functionalities, styling options, where people can change the colour scheme as well as the texts font style, size, colour, and spacing. For people who speak English as a second language the toolbar also includes on demand translation into over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.

Marjorie Sloan, Corporate Services Director commented, “We have been considering adding an accessibility tool to our website for some time and Recite Me provides all we were looking for.  We hope it will assist people to easily access the information provided.”

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