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Making our website more accessible

Date Published: 1 July 2024

Read time: 2 minutes

We're delighted to announce that the Recite Me assistive toolbar is now live on our website!

Powered by Partnership

We're dedicated to empowering our broker partners. Our brand promise, “Powered by Partnership”, which we launched earlier this year is all about making your life easier through investment and innovation across four key areas: respect, technology, products, and people. 

The Recite Me toolbar directly supports this promise by making the information on our website more accessible for everyone. This means brokers facing disabilities, visual impairments, or whose first language isn't English can efficiently find the resources they need to work with us, and best serve all their clients. 

Enhanced accessibility features 

The toolbar offers a range of features to personalise your experience: 

  • Screen reader: Convert website text into audio for easy listening. 
  • Multilingual support: Translate content into over 100 languages, with 65 text-to-speech voices available. 
  • Customisable display: Adjust font size, style, and color for optimal comfort. 
  • Reading aids: Utilise tools like rulers, screen masks, magnifiers, margins, and a dictionary for enhanced focus. 

Jennie Pitt, Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Newcastle Building Society, said: “We’re committed to making it easy for our broker partners to interact with us in the way they choose. That’s why, as well as maintaining our network of Business Development Managers dedicated to providing experts advice on product, criteria or application questions, we’re making it simpler for brokers to navigate the website and find the information they need, by making our website accessible to everyone.”

How to use the accessibility tools

To learn more about the features available, check out our handy demo video. Or, experience the benefits firsthand by clicking on the "Accessibility tools" link located at the top right corner of the homepage.