A NEW application has been developed to help dyslexic and visually impaired train passengers.
Southern and Gatwick Express have launched the app on their websites – www.southernrailway.com and www.gatwickexpress.com – which is designed to help users access content with much more ease. The system, called Recite, allows those with visual impairment and/or dyslexia to customise the site the way they need it to work for them. The software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with up to 52 languages and many other features, including colour and contrast settings, and an option to make the font larger.
Recite works on PCs, smartphones and tablets.
To use the software, all visitors have to do is to click on the “Speak me” button at the top of the page, and a set of icons appear that perform each function.
By East Grinstead Courier and Observer