The Myton Hospices is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new website tool, which will make its site, and all its content, easier to access for people with visual and audio impairments and those who speak English as a second language or not at all.
The state-of-the-art software, added as part of Myton’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, will give visitors an inclusive online experience and the ability to access online content and services barrier-free.
The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the website includes 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.
Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support over 20% of the population who may encounter barriers when exploring the Myton website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment or if they speak English as a second language.
Myton’s Director of Community and Business Development, David Pratt, welcomed the arrival of the new software. He said:
“As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, Myton has a commitment to being a more accessible organisation.
“And this fabulous new Recite Me software for the website is an important development, vital for our non-English speakers and those with visual or hearing impairments.
“It’s a really clever tool that makes the screen easier to read, changes the format and background colours and even reads out the text in a different language – of which there are over 100 to choose from – we hope it will make a huge difference to our users.”
To explore our accessibility tool, simply visit: www.mytonhospice.org and click the Accessibility Tools icon at the top of the page to start your journey.
About the Myton Hospices:
At The Myton Hospices we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life; we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option.
We have three hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, and have the only Inpatient beds in Coventry and Warwickshire. We care for people with a wide range of life limiting illnesses including Respiratory conditions, Heart conditions, Cancer, Organ failure and Neurological conditions. We also provide support for their loved ones.
We are a charity and we have to raise £7.8 million of the £10.5 million we need this year to continue providing our services free of charge. Less than 25% of our funding comes from the NHS. We rely on donations and support from our local communities.
Last year, despite the challenges of Covid-19 which limited our ability to offer some of our services, we still supported 1,400 people and their families, in our hospices, via our patient & family support services, and in the community through Myton at Home.