The Recite Me dream started in the late 90’s when Ross Linnett, Recite Me CEO, realised that traditional assistive technology wasn’t helping him access the web as effectively as it should in the digital age.
Ross was the 2nd fastest 100-meter sprinter in the UK at aged 18 and held several regional records for 100- and 200-meter distances, which included an appearance on BBC's Grandstand. Ross gave up sprinting, opting to study electrical engineering at Northumbria University. Ross started his post-graduate career as president of Northumbria Students Union, a multimillion-pound business which he turned from an operating loss to profitability via a complete restructure.
As president, aged 22, a close friend with experience of dyslexia suggested that he might have the condition. Ross was diagnosed and provided with assistive technology by the university. It was helpful but limiting, as it was based on just one computer. Hence the idea for Recite Me was born.
Recite Me is now a global Enterprise SaaS accessibility solution with clients across the UK, Europe, Australia and America.
Mission and Values
Our mission is to make our digital world inclusive for everyone, one website at a time. We want to support everyone online to give them the opportunity to use the internet the way that it is intended.
The Recite Me values are:
- Sense of belonging
- Inclusive culture
- Equal opportunities
Recite Me Toolbar
Approximately one billion people globally have a disability, and they can often face barriers when visiting inaccessible websites that prevent them from taking an active part in life.
Recite Me is a cloud-based web accessibility assistive toolbar solution that allows website visitors to customise a site in a way that works best for them.
Recite Me’s assistive toolbar supports a diverse range of internet users by providing a variety of tools that allow users to create a fully customisable experience. Our accessibility features can be used either individually or combined to make multiple adjustments for ultimate ease of use. Plus, once users have set their preferences for customisations, those settings persist across all websites and digital platforms they visit using our toolbar.
- Personalise font size, type, and colour options to make each web page easier to read
- Utilise the mask screen tool, which isolates parts of the page to help with focus
- Use the ruler tool to make reading easier
- Download content as an audio file as an alternative to reading
- Convert page content into over 100 different on-screen languages
- Have the page read aloud in a choice of 35 different language
- Customise PDF documents and have them read aloud or translated
Why choose Recite Me assistive technology?
The right thing to do
Make your website not only accessible but useable by all. Everyone should have the opportunity to be able to access online content. Support people who are neurodiverse, visually impaired, speak English as a second language or of old age.
The smart thing to do
Become totally inclusive and enhance a user’s journey and experience of your website. Open up your business to a wider audience by providing assistive tools for your visitors to engage and ultimately convert online.
The thing I must do
As our world moves online there are international and local laws and regulations in place to state how a website should be designed and built to be accessible. Avoid fines and lawsuits by providing accessibility support to your customers.
Every device covered from a single install. The Recite Me assistive toolbar is delivered as SaaS (Software as a Service). Once installed onto your website you will receive regular updates and always have the latest version.
1500+ Supported Websites
Recite Me assistive technology is installed on over 1500 websites, supporting people worldwide. Whether you’re a charity, an education establishment, utility business, recruiter or transport provider, Recite Me can help with your online accessibility needs.
Continuous Product Improvements
We’re always looking to provide the best-in-class personalisation options for your web visitors, and that means adding new features and improving the ones we already have on a regular basis.
Recite Me has joined forces with Includability to educate and inform members on creating an inclusive candidate journey. This partnership will provide in-house recruiters with the information, ideas, and support they need to create an inclusive experience online enabling all candidates to have equal access to job opportunities.