Talking toolbar walks the walk for diversity at Eversheds

International law firm Eversheds has launched a speaking toolbar on its website, which reads aloud onscreen information to visitors, making it more accessible to jobseekers and candidates with disabilities such as dyslexia or sight loss, who often struggle to read traditional websites.

Fri, 5 Apr 2013International law firm Eversheds has launched a speaking toolbar on its website, which reads aloud onscreen information to visitors, making it more accessible to jobseekers and candidates with disabilities such as dyslexia or sight loss, who often struggle to read traditional websites.

The speaking toolbar, launched in March, also allows users to enlarge text and to change colour contrast. The new features, which also include the ability to translate the website content into 20 languages, are available all the way from browsing the site for jobs through to job applications.

The technology was developed through a partnership between DiversityJobs.co.uk, a job board that focuses on diversity, and WCN, whose technology allows site reading capability as part of its applicant tracking system.

To see how the Eversheds toolbar works, click the ‘Speak this page’ link on the company's UK homepage.

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