Simon Stevens promotes online independence by showcasing an inclusive website
Simon Stevens promotes online independence
Simon Stevens, the influential leading independent disability consultant is maximising online access for website visitors by adopting browsealoud on his website www.simonstevens.com.
Browsealoud is designed to boost digital inclusion and enhance website accessibility by adding speech, reading and translation support tools to online content. Website visitors with print and cognitive disabilities including dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language can browse information and services online with ease and most importantly, independently.
Despite having a disability and facing everyday discrimination, Simon Stevens is an advocate for change in order to help others. He is an inclusion activist with a vast experience in a range of fields including equality, independent living, health policy, social care and lifestyle advocacy.
The importance of technology and its contribution to society is reflected in Simon’s website as he now supports everyone who accesses his online services. Simon has previously mentioned his own restrictions without having a computer or access to the internet and the difficulties that it can bring carrying out day to day activities.
Speaking about browsealoud, Simon said: “As a leading disability consultant, my website is very important to showcase how I have overcome various issues with the work that I do, as well as reflecting my values and principals. I must be able to practice what I preach and therefore it is important my website is as accessible as I would expect other websites to be. Browsealoud is an integral component of my website to help a wide range of users, and potential customers, who might have difficulties reading online content."
Browsealoud reads website content aloud in a high quality, human sounding voice which can be altered to suit the individual’s specific needs.
Browsealoud provides instant high quality speech on all devices (Smartphones, Tablet, PC, Macs) at no extra cost to the website user.