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Recite brochure 2012

  1. 1. Contents 4 The Story of Recite .................................................................. 6 How does it work? .................................................................. 7 Using Recite .............................................................................. 8 What is Dyslexia? ..................................................................... 9 Facts .......................................................................................... 10 Accessibility ............................................................................... 12 Key Features .............................................................................. 15 Benefits ..................................................................................... 16 Our Customers ..........................................................................
  2. 2. The Story Of ReciteWhile at university, company founderand director Ross Linnet realised thathe had to work much harder than hiscontemporaries to achieve the sameresults. During studying for his coursein electrical engineering he wouldoften be the one helping his peersunderstand concepts during term time,and yet, in exams they always seemedto fill examination booklets quicker andachieved better marks.It wasn’t until after his academic careerhad finished and when he becamepresident of the Students Union, that itwas suggested that Ross Linnett mighthave dyslexia.After going through various tests it wasdetermined that he had dyslexia whichhad gone undetected throughout hisentire school life and academic career.A lot of people with dyslexia are oftenable to disguise their weaknesses, evenfrom themselves, until they reach highereducation when they encounter thethresholds at which they are no longer Pictured above Ross Linnettable to compensate. (center), Managing Director of Recite and the Recite team.A lot of these are given software thatread websites out aloud and differentsoftware that enable them to change thetext and contrast of websites.4 Recite | The Story Of Recite
  3. 3. At first, this seemed like a good solution to the problem, but very soon it becameobvious that the problem was only solved on one main computer that was used atthe time but when other computers where used, e.g. in the library or elsewhere,the software wasn’t installed and everything was back to square one: no options tohave the websites accessed and read out.It was then that the idea for Recite was born.Recite | The Story Of Recite 5
  4. 4. How Does Recite Work? Recite is a unique system that allows any person with visual impairments, learning difficulties like dyslexia or literacy issues to use any computer anywhere in the world to access a website in a personalised way. The key is that no software needs to be installed, so it is a fully portable solution. Today, people are using multiple devices from computers through smartphones, iPads and tablets, Recite works across all of these. As soon as a user clicks on the Recite button, they can view a site with the aid of a variety of disability functions and options such as text to speech and adjustable text only views.6 Recite | How Does It Works?
  5. 5. Using Recite Will Change The Way You Access The Internet Our aim is to engage with people with accessibility difficulties early on and open up the accessibility agenda providing them with information and facts to help them assess their needs and requirements. Recite is an online system which makes any website accessible from any computer, no matter where in the world you are. It increases disability usability and compliance levels of any website. It is very quick and easy to get started with Recite: A link is placed on the website and a customised Recite button appears, for example ‘click for accessibility’, ‘read text’ or ‘speak’. Once this button has been clicked Recite will be enabled. It transforms the format of websites, repackaging the content by adding disability functionality. Recite’s current functionality includes translating web page content from text-to-speech, providing a bespoke user choice of high contrast colour schemes, the ability to enlarge words, as well as dictionary and thesaurus definitions. Recite does all of this online allowing the web page to be viewed in an enriched, highly accessible format. Recite works instantly, online and with no software to intall.Recite | Using Recite 7
  6. 6. What Is Dyslexia Anyway?Dyslexia is a condition that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpret words,letters, and other symbols.Over 6 million people in the UK suffer from dyslexia and over 2 million havevisual impairment which makes over 10% of the UK population struggle to accessinformation on the internet. Often, dyslexia will also result in severe literacyproblems. This includes: Individuals in the workplace, Individuals in Higher andFurther Education, private individual usage.Below is an example of how a dyslexic person might see text on a page. Weall seethings the same way. Wesee wordsin groups or phrases. Theprint is more dominant thanthe background. Theprintshows no movement. Theprinted letters areevenly black. Black print on white papergives thebest contrast for everyone. Whiteback ground lookswhite.8 Recite | Dyslexia
  7. 7. Show Me The Facts Dyslexia is a common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. Of people with poor reading skills, 70-80% are likely dyslexic. Less than 1/3 of children with reading disabilities are receiving school services for their reading disability. About 5% of the population will have enduring, severe reading disabilities that are very difficult to treat given our current knowledge. Every day another 100 people start to lose their sight. This figure is based on the average number of people each day who registered as severely sight impaired or sight impaired (blind or partially sighted) in Britain. About 1.5 million people in England have a learning disability (2.5% of the population). 796,000 of them are aged 20 or over. There are 55,000-75,000 children with a moderate or severe learning disability in England. Just 1 in 3 people with a learning disability take part in some form of education or training. The number of adults with learning disabilities is predicted to increase by 11% between 2001 and 2021.Recite | Facts 9
  8. 8. What’s This About Accessibility?What Are The Legal Guidelines?The legal requirements surrounding accessibility vary from country to country.Broadly a service provider, i.e. website owner, must provide reasonableadjustments so as not to discriminate against someone with a disability. Todaywebsites also have to comply with the guidelines from the World Wide WebConsortium (W3C). The guidelines discuss accessibility issues and provideaccessible design solutions. They address typical scenarios that may poseproblems for users with certain disabilities.Why Have An Accessible Website?Having an accessible website has many advantages for the users andmay even increase brand awareness and potential online business.• Usability of your website will be enhanced• Open your site to as wide an audience as possible• Good publicity• Avoid expensive legal fees• Easier website management• Compatibility with new browsing technologies• Appear higher in search engines• Download time is significantly improved10 Recite | Accessibility
  9. 9. Making Your Website AccessibleThe W3C guidelines are complemented by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines(WCAG) which state that a website has to be: Perceivable • Provide text alternatives for non-text content. • Provide captions and other alternatives for multimedia. • Create content that can be presented in different ways, including by assistive technologies, without losing meaning. • Make it easier for users to see and hear content. Operable • Make all functionality available from a keyboard. • Give users enough time to read and use content. • Do not use content that causes seizures. • Help users navigate and find content. Understandable • Make text readable and understandable. • Make content appear and operate in predictable ways. • Help users avoid and correct mistakes. Robust • Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools.Recite | Accessibility 11
  10. 10. What Are The Key Features? Fast, intelligent, natural text to speech. Change the font size and colour12 Recite | Key Features
  11. 11. Translation into 52 languages Full Dictionary and Thesaurus supportRecite | Key Features 13
  12. 12. Change the text dimensions Change the background colour14 Recite | Key Features
  13. 13. What Are The Benefits?1. Recite can improve online sales by creating a more accessible website2. Recite gives a website good social corporate responsibility3. Recite can help you reach a wider audience4. Having Recite on your website or using it on the go will change the way we view web.5. Recite change people’s outlook on using the web6. Recite changes people’s access to knowledge and information7. Recite reduces access barriers8. Recite helps to improve web accessibilityRecite | Benefits 15
  14. 14. What Our Customers Say About Us “With the introdution of smart ticketing and online sales, our website is now much more than simply a source of information. By adding Recite, we are giving visually impaired and dyslexic users the tools they need to enjoy all the benefits that our website can offer.” “The product looked modern, fresh and easy to use and had more features than we were hoping for. We were particularly impressed by all the dyslexic features, like plain text view and varying contrast.” “As a disability company the accessibility of our website is vital to us. We chose to work with Recite not only because of the quality of the product but also because of their commitment to further development. The ability for our customers to change background, text colour, alter the size of the fonts and even change the font type - in a simple interface - really makes us stand out from our competitors.” “Like many large corporate websites, we have a big challenge to keep our websites and all subsites compliant with the disability and discrimination act. Using Recite fixes this overnight!”16 Recite | Our Customers
  15. 15. Get In Touch 3.04 Baltimore House Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead NE8 3DF t. 0191 432 8092 info@reciteme.com www.reciteme.com
  16. 16. Recite is a Future 100 Award winner - The awards celebrate the UK’s leading social enterprises3.04 Baltimore House | Baltic Business Quarter | Gateshead | NE8 3DF t. 0191 432 8092 | info@reciteme.com | www.reciteme.com

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