Recite Me, the award-winning tech for good web accessibility company has launched a new product to help increase digital accessibility for people with disabilities.
Building upon the vision of Recite Me’s Founder & CEO, Ross Linnett, to make the online world barrier-free for all, Recite Me embarks on a new chapter dedicated to transforming the way websites are built. This remarkable endeavor takes shape through the introduction of their latest breakthrough innovation, the Recite Me Accessibility Scanner.
This revolutionary product redefines how businesses approach WCAG issues on their websites. The scanner audits back-end and front-end web development processes by running 396 separate compliance tests in line with national legislation and international web accessibility guidelines, identifying and breaking down issues to fix.
Recite Me recognises that websites are constantly changing as content is updated, edited, and removed – and that that can make trying to meet and maintain compliance with the Equality Act and global WCAG Guidelines feel like hitting a moving target.
Their response to the daunting issue of website accessibility is a refreshingly transparent solution that removes all of the stress and complexity by applying a straightforward four-step process: scan, fix, track, and share.
The Recite Me scanner allows organisations to identify issues on their website, get guidance on fixing them, track their web accessibility progress over time, and then share the results via in-depth reports and accessibility statements.
Recite Me CEO and Founder, Ross Linnett, commented, “Our brand-new Web Accessibility Scanner is the latest addition in our suite of accessibility-on-demand tools. By creating a website-compliant solution that helps organisations build websites with accessibility in mind, we can foster online inclusion for all web users.”
“As the newest product in our portfolio, clients using the Recite Me Accessibility Scanner benefit from an ever-improving service. As new accessibility concerns are identified and standards are updated, clients will be the first to know, meaning their accessibility journey is continually strengthened with every improvement. This includes the anticipated change to WCAG standards, WCAG 3.0, due to come into force within the next two years.”
Inclusivity is at Recite Me’s core. Recite Me was founded in 2010 by Linnett after he was diagnosed with dyslexia when he left university. Linnett knew more needed to be done to support those with additional needs online because he struggled with the restricted assistive technology that was integrated into his work computer. He noticed he was at a widening disadvantage online without additional resources to overcome his exclusion and resolved to find a better solution.
The first product Linnett developed was an assistive toolbar for websites. The Recite Me Toolbar is currently live on over 5,000 websites worldwide, including big-name brands like Halifax, The Very Group, Boots, and MichaelPage. By giving website visitors the flexibility to make customisations and consume content in their preferred way, the Recite Me Toolbar makes websites more usable for people with a varied range of online access needs.
The launch of Recite Me’s Web Accessibility Scanner goes beyond usability. It accounts for a wide range of accessibility considerations – including legal compliance, to make websites truly inclusive of everyone.
To learn more about WCAG standards, please visit w.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/.
To learn more about web accessibility legislation in the UK, go to: https://reciteme.com/news/web-accessibility-legislation-uk/
For more information on the Recite Me Web Accessibility Scanner, go to: reciteme.com/product/website-accessibility-scanner/