The increasing shift towards communicating with governments through websites means that public-facing digital content should be considered an extension of an organization’s physical presence. While assistive technologies meet the needs of those with certain disabilities, close to 40% of the population still has difficulty consuming digital content due to common impairments.
12% of the population experiences visual impairments, including low vision and color blindness
20% of the population has learning disabilities, including dyslexia, ADHD, and autism
14% of the population has low literacy skills
15% of the population are non-native speakers of a second language
15% of the population are seniors, often with low digital literacy
With these groups in mind, it’s crucial that government websites, which are tasked with providing services and real-time information online in a variety of digital formats, lessen the digital divide in the way their information is displayed. After all, the ways in which governments model inclusivity online will lead to further adoption of inclusive methods by the private sector in their own digital spaces.
ReadSpeaker supports digital equality through text to speech, partnering with local, state, and federal governments as well as public sector organizations worldwide. With ReadSpeaker solutions, they have the power to ensure their materials are presented in a simple, convenient, user-friendly way that also feels personal and inclusive to their constituents on any device.
How Could Your Government Use ReadSpeaker Text to Speech?
Content Personalization Tools
Provide your constituents with the power to enlarge and highlight text, change the font and colors of digital content, and look up words in order to improve comprehension.
Providing tourists with audio guides in their native language when visiting national monuments or museums and the option of listening to content on government websites containing travel guidelines and warnings in their mother tongue will only add to the popularity and growth of a country’s tourism industry, and ultimately increase this sector’s revenue.
Immediately improve accessibility to important messaging, such as notifications from your alert systems, by adding an audio component.
Tax Forms, Visas and Passports
Speech enable tax forms or forms needed for a passport or visa will increase the ease of filling them out and the likelihood that they will be fully completed.
ReadSpeaker strives to make technology and digital content consumable to everyone, which makes us an ideal partner for government agencies of all types. Discover how simple our tools are to implement and use and the difference they will make in the civic engagement of your constituents.
Text To Speech Online
Add speech to your website & apps to make your content available to a larger audience.