Today marks National Inclusion Week, an important date in all our calendars where we raise awareness and open up the conversation about inclusion to ensure accessibility for all.
Skillsarena is proud to share, promote and inspire inclusion practices and culture across the workplace to create a better environment for all with Recite Me accessibility and language tools available on our Assessment platform.
The theme for National Inclusion Week 2022 is ‘Time to Act: The Power of Now’ as we progress our unity created in previous years and turn it into action.
To support everyone online, we provide Recite Me accessibility software across our digital landscape, this is to support those with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments, or people who speak English as a second language.
Together with Recite Me we are on a mission to create an inclusive digital world, providing barrier-free access to online information and services. We have seen over 2.2 million people using the toolbar, viewing over 12 million pages in a way that best suits their individual needs.
Our Operations Director Vicki says “Since offering the enhancement to the platform, we can be confident that candidates who are taking assessments are demonstrating their skills without barriers. They can make the changes that they need to perform at their best and ultimately, nobody is disadvantaged. There are many workplace tools available to aid those with disabilities, it would be extremely unfair to not offer this at the assessment stage when it is available in the job. It really is levelling the playing field for all. After all, assessment is an objective measure that removes bias, we need to be sure that everyone has the same opportunity to do well.”
When using our online platform, people are able to use our suite of accessibility tools to create a unique user experience. These tools include text-to-speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading aids, and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text-to-speech voices and many other features.
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.