Accessibility Desk introduces Read, future-proof technology that revolutionizes web accessibility for users with low literacy skills

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Accessibility Desk introduces Read, future-proof technology that revolutionizes web accessibility for users with low literacy skills

Read breaks down literacy limits to redefine digital accessibility.

A digital accessibility revolution is underway, and Read is leading the charge with technology that simplifies the web, making for a more inclusive digital world. Complex digital text has long erected barriers for low literacy online users, which makes it hard for them to understand digital content. As part of Accessibility Desk, Read sets out to dramatically improve text readability for all online users.

At least 54% of adults in the US have a literacy level below that of a sixth-grader. In comparison, nearly 25% of Europe’s population is functionally illiterate, making it hard for them to comprehend complex text. With everything shifting to the digital realm, making written information easier for individuals with low literacy skills to understand is essential. Read was created to carry on Accessibility Desk’s commitment to ensuring the digital world is accessible to all and eliminate the existing barriers that traditional websites and apps present to users with limited reading abilities. This technology helps editors, journalists, and developers cater their text to all readers – a giant step forward in enhancing digital accessibility and inclusivity.

Read utilizes advanced language processing, Artificial Intelligence, and machine learning to make complex text easy to read across websites, apps, and other digital interfaces. The technology optimizes the readability of written information through

–  Simplified vocabulary to provide alternatives for low literacy users.
–  Shorter, digestible sentences to enhance comprehension
–  Tailoring text to different reading levels
–  Offering feedback and improvement suggestions
–  Providing synonyms on different reading levels
–  Filtering facts from texts to enhance clarity and reduce ambiguity
–  Supporting multiple languages (Danish, English, French, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, and Norwegian)
–  Incorporating a Dyslexia checker

To bridge the accessibility gap, Read offers integrations that make it an easy-to-use solution for readers, editors, and developers. Its Word and Outlook add-ins enable journalists and editors to optimize readability and inclusivity in their writing. With this seamless integration to Microsoft Word and Outlook, writers and editors can access real-time feedback and suggestions to improve their text for diverse audiences. Read also features a cutting-edge Chrome Plugin that simplifies text for readers, making it easy to understand written content. For developers, the platform offers a Read Easy API that enables seamless integration into websites and applications. 

The technology results from extensive research and collaboration by the expert team at Accessibility Desk. These professionals believe in leveling the playing field and promoting inclusivity in the digital space, making it easy for all people to access online opportunities, information, services, and education. “We are confident that our technology will help bridge the communication gap and make the digital world a more accessible place for everyone.”

Read offers a freemium model that grants limited use to the technology. For added access to features and extensive usage, people can opt for premium, small business, and enterprise plans.

For more information, visit Read

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