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POGP Provides an Inclusive Experience Online


POGP now provides an inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free.

 

POGP Provides an Inclusive Experience Online. Image of laptop.

 

As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access pelvic health information in 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, visually impartment or if they speak English as a second language.

Text - Who needs support online?  20% people in the UK have some form of disability, meaning that they can find accessing online content challenging. 15% of UK residents are neurodiverse. 2 million people in the UK have a visual impairment. 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning difficulty.  10% of the UK don't speak English as their first language.  11.8n million UK residents are aged 65 years and over. Image - lady sitting in wheelchair.

 

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the POGP 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. 

Screen reader and translation.  Enable people to perceive and understand your digital content by reading aloud website text, which can be downloaded to be listened to at any time.  Screen reader, translation and MP3 download.  Image of example page.

 

Miti Rach POGP Treasurer commented,

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. 

Reading aids.  Reading content online can be a challenge for some people.  To simplify and support website visitors Recite Me provides five main reading accessibility tools. Ruler, screen mask, dictionary, text only mode, magnifying glass.  Image of example page.

 

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 POGP website and click the receite me toolbar at the top right of the website.

Image - Recite me accessibility toolbar

 

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