Improved accessibility to the Hidalgo County website

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In an effort to improve accessibility to Hidalgo County government functions, the Office of Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez today announced the launch of the Helper Toolbar Recite Me. Image source: https://www.hidalgocounty.us/
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EDINBURGH – In an effort to improve accessibility to Hidalgo County government functions, the Office of Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez today announced the launch of the Helper Toolbar Recite Me. Toolbar provides website visitors with an inclusive online experience, allowing website visitors of all abilities, including those with visual impairments, to access the website without barriers.

The internet can be an incredibly intimidating place for those with access barriers. Those who lack the tools they need to understand or communicate well are at a significant disadvantage.

“We’ve had a series of meetings with people representing the disability community and this online tool is a significant step forward in being inclusive with everyone in Hidalgo County,” the county judge said. ‘Hidalgo, Richard F. Cortez. “I encourage other entities to evaluate how we communicate with the public with the goal of reaching more of our residents.

As part of the county’s diversity and inclusion efforts, website users can now personalize their digital experience while visiting the website with a wide range of accessibility tools and language support. Support tools include a screen reader, multiple reading aids, translation into over 100 languages, customizable styling options, and more.

To explore our accessibility support tool, please visit https://www.hidalgocounty.us/ and click on the accessibility button located in the lower left corner of the screen. The toolbar will launch at the top of the user’s web browser.

To learn more about ReciteMe, please visit https://reciteme.com. To download a copy of the instructional video shown at the press conference Click here.

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