Tuesday 11 April 2023

*UKHotViews Extra* Recite Me founder: A man on a mission

logoRoss Linnett is a man on a mission. And that mission is to make every website on the planet freely (literally) accessible to the estimated 25% of users who have some form of reading difficulty, such as dyslexia, visual impairment, or have English as a second language.

Prompted to develop Recite Me because of his own dyslexia, Linnett struggled to get corporates to engage with him on his ‘mission’. He hoped that the UK government’s Disability: Equality Act, which became law in 2010, would be a wake-up call for corporates to formally address ‘Disability & Inclusion’ in the workplace, and therefore more receptive to Recite Me.

But it has turned out to be a long, hard slog: “Corporates are very cautious,” he told me when we spoke recently. “They don’t like to be first movers”.

I wrote about Recite Me’s recent funding round a couple of weeks ago (see BGF assists Recite Me spread the word about assistive technology). TechMarketView subscription service clients can read more – and discover the mystery as to who is ‘Helen Linnett’ – in UKHotViews Extra.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '16:19'

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