Brisbane Airport has added Recite Me assistive technology to its website, making it more accessible to users with disabilities.
The Recite Me accessibility toolbar on the bne.com.au website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options and an on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages, including 65 text-to-speech and styling options.
“So many of us take being able to read a webpage for granted, but for 20% of the population, this may not be as easy due to the digital barriers they face. This could be due to a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment or simply because they speak English as a second language,” said Rachel Crowley, executive general manager of communications and public affairs at Brisbane Airport Corporation.
The Recite Me accessibility toolbar includes screen reading functionality
“bne.com.au is now accessible for all and that’s exactly how it should be. Users should not have to pay for expensive software just to access something most of the population receives for free.
“2023 is the Year of Accessible Tourism in Queensland. This new tool at bne.com.au will make it far easier for anyone travelling through Brisbane to experience Queensland. This allows us to create a welcoming environment before passengers even step foot into Brisbane Airport.”
BNE is the first airport in Australia to install Recite Me.
Image: Brisbane Airport