Supporting International Day of People with Disabilities 2021
Friday 3 December marks International Day of People with Disabilities. A key date in our calendar to celebrate the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for people with disabilities, this year, in the context of a global pandemic.
We are proud to support this annual occasion, joining together with Recite Me accessibility and language tools, to raise awareness of the importance of ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era’.
Since March 2020, every person has been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another, but for those who face accessibility barriers it has been a particularly challenging time.
This year, on International Day of People with Disabilities we are recognising those with disabilities are among the most affected populations, where discrimination and vulnerability can be everyday factors for some.
According to the WHO World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with 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 online experience with Recite Me assistive technology to enable all colleagues and customers to customise their digital world.
When visiting our website you can use the assistive toolbar to read and understand online information. Toolbar features include screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options and an on- demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages, including 35 text-to-speech and styling options.
Together we can build an inclusive online world. This starts by creating awareness on an individual or organisational level and helping to bring people together, empower individuals and improve inclusion. We can all make a positive difference together.