New Recite Me service arrives on the trust’s website

Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has invested in Recite Me to improve accessibility for visitors to our website.

Replacing the previous Browsealoud service, Recite Me offers a wider range of assistance to visitors, especially those who have a visual impairment, literacy issues, limited proficiency in English or a learning disability or difficulty.

  • The service allows visitors to make text displayed in the internet browser more accessible by:
    Reading out text in English and some overseas languages
  • Displaying text in overseas languages
  • Increasing or decreasing the font size
  • Changing the font
  • Changing the background, text and link colours
  • Clicking to enable the reading ruler
  • Providing a built-in screen mask that will create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page
    Adding a built-in dictionary
  • Offering the opportunity to view in text mode – this removes images and views pages in plain text
  • Downloading spoken text in MP3 format, this works in English and some overseas languages
  • Including a built-in screen magnifier

Some of these features are also available on documents that are downloaded and displayed in the internet browser.

Denise Farmer, Chief Workforce Officer at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust, said:

“I’m really pleased that we’ve invested in improving the accessibility of our website. Being able to access the information you need, when you need in and in the way you need it is something that many of us take for granted.

“By using the latest technology, we’re taking down barriers for our patients and helping them to become better informed about the trust and the care that they can expect to receive.”

To access the Recite Me service, please click on the ‘Recite Me’ link at the bottom of the page, or the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.