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

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 customize their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology. woman sitting at her desk using Inclusive online experience on her laptop whilst sitting in a wheelchair and wearing headphones.

Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 25% 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 Springboard Consultancy website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customizable styling options an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 65 text-to-speech and styling options.

Kirsty Lancaster, ED&I Training Programme Manager commented, Accessibility has always been a cornerstone of our mission and at the heart of our personal development programmes, so the features that the Recite Me toolbar offers like visual adjustments, screen-readers, and language translation has enabled us to make further strides towards ensuring that everyone feels welcome and included on our website. As well as ensuring that our world-wide customer base and trainer network can access our website in their preferred language, as someone who personally navigates sensory challenges, I deeply understand the significance of some of the other tools mentioned in crafting an inviting online space. For many, this can be the difference between clicking the ‘back’ button and staying, exploring and getting curious about the great work we do.”

A keyboard which has specific keys for Inclusive online experience needs including a physical disability button, a hearing disability button and a person standing using a walking stick Diversity and Inclusion are at the forefront of our business development plan, 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 organizations 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, click the Accessibility Tool button in the main menu or bottom right hand corner.