Thursday the 19th of May, marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a key date in our calendar to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion.
Over one billion people worldwide have a disability, of this number, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 people do not have access to the assistive technology they need.
To cast aside an inaccessible digital world, we have created an inclusive website to enable all staff, customers, and website visitors to customise their digital experience, to suit their own specific needs.
Every online user deserves a first-rate digital experience. Someone with access needs due to disabilities/impairments must be able to experience web-based services, content, and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities.
When you visit our website, you can use a variety of support tools to read and understand content in a way that works for you, features include text-to-speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, multiple reading aids, and a translation tool with over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech.
Over the past 12 months together we have seen over 2 million people using the toolbar, viewing over 10 million pages in a way that best suits their individual needs.
Together we can build an inclusive online world. This can start today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, let’s understand the barriers presented online and how we can adapt and overcome them.