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GA Expands Comms with 100+ Language Website

Visitors to the Glaucoma Australia website can now access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology.

This initiative will assist 4.4 million Australians1 who have a disability and therefore may encounter barriers online as well as those who speak English as a second language.

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the Glaucoma Australia website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options and an on-demand live translation

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the Glaucoma Australia website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages, including 65 text to speech.

Richard Wylie, Glaucoma Australia CEO said, “Providing an inclusive and accessible website has always been important to us at Glaucoma Australia, but it hasn’t always been easy to achieve. The implementation of Recite Me’s innovative assistive technology has not only improved our accessibility tools, it has also added over 100 foreign languages to our website allowing us to provide glaucoma information and education to even more Australians”.

The internet can be intimidating 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 said, “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 Glaucoma Australia’s accessibility support tool, visit glaucoma.org.au and click the Accessibility Support link in the top right-hand corner of the website.

Reference
1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Web Report: People with a disability in Australia, July 2022. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/disability/people-with-disability-in-australia/contents/people-with-disability/prevalence-of-disability Accessed May 2023