This week is National Inclusion Week 2023, a key date in our calendar where we celebrate inclusion and discover the transformative actions we can take to create inclusive workplaces.
This year's theme is 'Take Action, Make Impact, which aims to get organisations and individuals thinking about their actions to support individuals in and outside the workplace.
One action we have taken is implementing the Recite Me assistive toolbar on our website to support everyone online. Not sure where it is? Look for the button in the top left-hand corner of our website. Accessibility is important to us as it gives all users equal access and opportunities, regardless of their circumstances.
Harry Mark, Kent FA Football Development Officer (Inclusion), comments, "Here at the Kent FA, we have been using the Recite Me tool for over a year and have witnessed the positive impact it has had on making our website more accessible and inclusive for our stakeholders with over 1,000 unique users using the tool to customise their content so they can read and understand it in ways that work best for them."
With over 1 billion people worldwide who live with some form of disability or impairment, we must prioritise inclusivity. We hope this continues to positively impact the experience that our website visitors have on our website as they utilise a range of customisable tools to read and understand our content in a way that best suits their needs. People can choose from a range of tools, including text-to-speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, 65 of which are text-to-speech.