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Catholic Homes provides an inclusive experience online

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

Communications and Marketing Manager Roley Myers said as part of the organisation’s inclusive approach, website visitors are now able to access 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 per cent of the population who may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impartment or if they speak English as a second language, he said.

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the Catholic Homes’ website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 text-to-speech and styling options.

“Here at Catholic Homes accessibility is extremely important to us. We are committed to ensuring all people can access information and services in a way that best meets their individual needs,” Mr Myers said.

“Diversity and  inclusion are at the forefront of our responses, 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.”

To explore our accessibility support tool, visit the Catholic Homes website and click the accessibility button at the top right of the website.