Introducing Recite Me accessibility tool

We’re pleased to announce that we have introduced Recite Me accessibility and language tools online to our Nottingham Building Society website to ensure website visitors can access online content and services barrier-free, in a way that best suits their needs.

As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of tools to customise their digital experience using Recite Me assistive technology.

Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 20% 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 here on our website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 65 text-to-speech and styling options.  

Charlotte Symonds, Head of Customer commented, “Here at Nottingham Building Society accessibility is extremely important to us and a core focus of our ESG agenda. We are committed to ensuring all customers can access information and services in a way that best meets their individual needs.”

“Diversity and Inclusion are at the forefront of our ESG plans in 2024, 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 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 our accessibility support tool, click the 'Accessibility tools' button located in the top right-hand corner of the website and Recite Me will quickly load and offer a range of options to explore. Or, if you’re viewing the Nottingham Building Society website on a mobile device, click the three horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner and you will see ‘Accessibility tools’ near the bottom of the menu. 

We’d love to know what our members think about this feature, if it’s helped them or whether there are still improvements that could be made. Please reach out to us on Facebook, X or LinkedIn if you have any feedback. 

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