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HREA integrates 'Browsealoud' into website

Cambridge, 20 October 2008 -- HREA made great strides towards creating an accessible website for people with disabilities or language barriers. We are now enabled with Browsealoud, software that reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.

HREA is committed to making its web content as accessible as possible, so that everyone can benefit from our educational resources and online courses and participate in community-building related to human rights education.

Visitors to can now download Browsealoud software for free. After installing Browsealoud, all content on HREA's website can be listened to.

Our webpages talk! Click here to download Browsealoud

HREA has taken other steps to make the site more accessible. For instance, text size can be increased and there is alternative text for all images. Alternative text means that users with text-only browsers or assistive technology can still access information contained in images on our site. If you have visual perception issues, you can also choose between four background colours.

Like the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, HREA believes that it is vital to ensure that, "persons with disabilities can exercise the right to freedom of expression and opinion, including the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas on an equal basis with others".

Visit our Accessibility page for details, including links to tools and information on making the web more available to people with disabilities.



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