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Supporting International Day of People with Disabilities 2020

  • Publish Date: Posted 8 months ago
  • Author: James Kenealey

​Thursday 3rd December 2020 marks International Day of People with Disabilities, a key date in the calendar to create awareness and celebrate people with disabilities.

Morson is proud to support this annual occasion by joining up with Recite Me to raise awareness of the importance of creating a future where people with disabilities experience equal opportunity and face no barriers.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ which focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

According to the WHO World Report on Disability, 15 per cent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of this number, it’s estimated 450 million are living with a mental or neurological condition.

To support everyone online with visual and nonvisual disabilities, we have created an inclusive website to enable all staff, customers and other website users to customise their online experience.

Joining Recite Me, we are on a mission to create an inclusive digital world enabling everyone ease of access to our online information and resources. Morson is committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process and because of that, we developed the ‘Morson Equals Opportunities’ campaign to power this initiative. This campaign is set to be one of our most important projects to date and is close to the heart of many of our colleagues.

Adding Recite Me’s web accessibility software to our website is the cornerstone of the campaign, revolutionising the way we engage with clients, contractors and candidates online.

This campaign utilises the latest technology to enhance the candidate journey. Our new Group website was the first step to this exciting project which ensures our website is as easy to use as possible through quick apply tools, saved preferences and tailored job alerts.

When visiting our website people are able to use our inclusive toolkit to create a unique user experience. These accessibility and language support options include text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices and many other features.

Together we can build an inclusive online world. This starts by creating awareness on an individual or organisational level and helping others to understand the opportunities presented by inclusion, we can all make a positive difference together. Start your accessible recruitment journey here.