New CIPR website function an important step in improving accessibility and inclusiveness

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has introduced a new web accessibility software as part of its commitment to provide a more inclusive online user experience.

From today visitors to the CIPR website will find a new button that, when clicked, launches the Recite Me toolbar providing users with options to customise their visit with text to speech functionality, styling features, reading support aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, a choice of 35 text to speech voices and many other features. Launch the toolbar by clicking the purple accessibility logo in the corner of the screen.

The new function is available to all visitors worldwide including those who may encounter barriers when trying to read and understand content online. This can be due to disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments or those that speak English as a second language.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The CIPR is open to anyone working in or interested in the work of public relations and we are committed to being an open, accessible and inclusive community, with no barriers for anyone that wants to know more about what we offer and do. This is an important and significant step in that journey. Last year we were proud to offer BSL interpretation and translation at our Annual Conference. Working with Recite Me now means all visitors to our website will have the support they may require to search, learn and develop.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

Find out more about Recite Me on their website.


About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).