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New College Durham enhances its commitment to online inclusion with Recite Me



New College Durham enhances its commitment to online inclusion with Recite Me

New College Durham has added web accessibility and language softwareRecite Meto itswebsiteto provide online accessibility and language support for everyone who visits the website.

New College Durham is rated in the top ten per cent of colleges in the UK for achievement in further education (FE) and apprenticeships, whilst its higher education (HE) students rate it in the top ten per cent for student satisfaction.

As New College Durham grows and attracts a wider range of students from around the UK and across the world its website needs to accessible to all.

New College Durham has added Recite Me's assistive toolbar to its website to ensure it reduces any barriers to accessing its web content online.

This accessibility and language translation support toolbar offers all website visitors a range of accessibility and language options to suit their needs.

Working seamlessly across all devices the toolbar allows people to change font type, size and colour as well as background and link colours to fully customise the styling of the website.

To aid reading the toolbar offers a full dictionary, thesaurus, and translation tools, as well as a text to speech function.

This unique combination of features makes Recite Me a great accessibility tool for people with disabilities or for people who speak don't speak English as their first language.

Francesca Smith, Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment, New College Durham said:"New College Durham is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, an essential aspect in our commitment to inclusion.

"Having Recite Me on our website provides a set of easy to use tools that improve accessibility and enhance the website experience.

"It was quick and easy to implement, and we have immediately seen visitors to our site using the toolbar."


Notes to Editors

For more information about Recite Me please contact Gavin Harris:  


Mobile: 07986 688 262 

Image caption: New Durham College website with Recite Me assistive toolbar open

About Recite Me

1. Recite Me is an innovative cloud-based web accessibility solution which allows website visitors to customise any website the way they need it to work for them.

2. Around one in every five people in the UK has a disability and they can often face barriers like inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life.

3. Recite Me's innovative software makes websites accessible through a unique range of features including: text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, zoom and page masking, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages.

4. Ross Linnett is the CEO and Founder of Recite Me and is available for interview or comment. Ross was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult and founded Recite Me because traditional ‘assistive technology' was limited to only one computer.

5. A live demonstration of the Recite software is available: