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Morson Group support Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author: James Kenealey
​Morson Group is proud to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day by joining together with Recite Me to raise awareness of the importance of creating a digital world where more than one billion people with disabilities or impairments can access online content barrier-free.

Thursday 19th May 2022 marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a key date in our calendar to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) world report, 15% of the world’s population are living with a disability. Of this number, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 people do not have access to the assistive technology they need.

Every online user deserves a first-rate digital experience. Someone with access needs due to disabilities or impairments must be able to experience web-based services, content, and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities.

Together, we are on a mission to create an inclusive digital world enabling everyone ease of access to our online information and resources.

To support everyone online with visual and nonvisual disabilities, we have created an inclusive website, in partnership with ReciteMe, to enable all staff, customers, and other website users to customise their online experience in a way that works best for them.

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

Since the installation of the Recite Me toolbar, over 15,000 pages have been viewed on the Morson website using its tools, covering some 4,500 unique users. We're proud of the steps we've taken on our accessibility journey.

Rebekah Lee, Group Head of Marketing at Morson Group commented:

"As a recruitment agency, Morson are gatekeepers who can open the doors to the world of work for everyone. Therefore, we have a responsibility to our candidate community to reduce the barriers in place that may hold people back from applying for roles. Recite Me technology ensures every part of our recruitment process is accessible, from browsing to making an application.

By employing Recite Me, we can ensure that every candidate gets an equal chance at developing their career by being able to access the same opportunities to gain and maintain employment.”

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, so let's join the journey to an inclusive world.

Find out more about Morson's journey with Recite Me here, and start your accessible jobs search with us here.