December 3rd marks International Day of People with Disabilities. A key date in our calendar to create awareness and celebrate people with disabilities.
Smart Recruit Online are proud to support this annual occasion joining together with Recite Me to raise awareness of the importance of creating a future where people with disabilities experience equal opportunity and face no barriers.
2020 theme is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ which focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.
According to the WHO World Report on Disability, 15 per cent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of this number, it’s estimated 450 million are living with a mental or neurological condition.
To support everyone online with visual and nonvisual disabilities, we have created an inclusive website to enable all staff, customers and other website users to customise their online experience.
Joining Recite Me we are on a mission to create an inclusive digital world, enabling everyone ease of access to our online information and resources. Over the past 12months 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.
When visiting our website people are able to use our inclusive toolkit to create a unique user experience. These accessibility and language support options include text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices and many other features.
Together we can build an inclusive online world. This starts by creating awareness on an individual or organisational level and helping others to understand the opportunities presented by inclusion, we can all make a positive difference together.
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