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MHS Homes

“Browsealoud helps to make our online services accessible to a wider audience, especially among our customers, as a number of them require extra help to read text online.

Since we installed browsealoud on our new website, more than 1500 speech requests have been made by site visitors. This shows what a positive impact browsealoud has had on an audience that may not have been able to access our website content easily before.”

Maria Soleil, MHS Homes

MHS Homes opens digital doors for customers


MHS Homes opens digital doors for customers

MHS Homes, the largest independent landlord in Kent has optimised its online presence by implementing browsealoud on its website, www.mhs.org.uk.

Set up in 1990, MHS Homes own and manage more than 8,500 homes in Medway. By offering homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and market rent, one in 12 people in Medway live in a MHS homes property.
Browsealoud provides equal access to MHS Homes online services.

Customers with dyslexia, mild visual impairments, the ageing population and those with English as a Second Language can have online content read aloud, with the option of using other supportive reading features.

Customers can access information and services any time of the day and use digital services independently and with ease. Customers can pay rent and report a repair by using their online account.

Maria Soleil, Digital Communications Co-ordinator of MHS Homes commented, “Browsealoud helps to make our online services accessible to a wider audience, especially among our customers, as a number of them require extra help to read text online.

Since we installed browsealoud on our new website in July 2014, more than 1500 speech requests have been made by site visitors. This shows what a positive impact browsealoud has had on an audience that may not have been able to access our website content easily before.”

Browsealoud is designed to boost digital inclusion by reading all accessible website content aloud in a high quality, human sounding voice which can be altered to suit the individual’s specific needs. Additional features include dual-colour highlighting of text, text magnification, a talking dictionary, a talking translator, an MP3 maker and screen masking.

Browsealoud provides instant high quality speech on all devices (Smartphones, Tablet, PC, Macs) at no extra cost to the website user.