United Way of Central Ohio is excited to share that we now provide an inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free. As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customize their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology.
To explore our accessibility support tool, click LANGUAGE/ACCESSIBILITY at the top of our website.
Our announcement comes as we recognize Disability Pride Month throughout July. Disability Pride Month marks the 1990 enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark U.S. rights law that extended civil rights protections to persons with disabilities and assured that all Americans would benefit from their talents.
Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 25% of the population who may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or if they are English language learners.
The Recite Me assistive toolbar on United Way of Central Ohio’s website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 65 text-to-speech and styling options. This includes adjustments to color, font type and size.
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.
Providing an inclusive experience online is extremely important to United Way of Central Ohio, and we are committed to ensuring we help everyone to view our content in a way that works best for them.