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Website Accessibility Statement

The RespectAbility Report is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience on the website portal located at for all users of assistive technologies such as screen reading software, screen enlargement software and alternative keyboard input devices. This is an on-going process and The RespectAbility Report currently is reviewing all website areas and is implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0/2.1, level AA standard on all page content and elements of The RespectAbility Report web portal. The RespectAbility Report consults with an assistive technology vendor to periodically conduct testing of The RespectAbility Report website portal using assistive technologies in order to ensure full compliance to WCAG 2.0/2.1 Level AA. If any users of assistive technologies are experiencing any difficulties in using the website please do not hesitate to contact us at or 202-517-6272.

Here is how to have our site (and any other website) read to you.


Mac OS X includes a Text to Speech function that makes the Mac speak selected text in text-based files – including web pages, email messages, spreadsheets, calendar entries, PDFs, text documents, Finder windows, and even iTunes.

To set up the Speech function:

  • Go to “System Preferences”
  • Click on “Speech”
  • Click “Text to Speech”
  • Select the System Voice and Speaking Rate you prefer
  • Select the “Speak selected text when the key is pressed” and select a sequence that works for you (example Control+S)

You’re done! Now when you’re viewing any website, word document, etc., highlight the text you want to have spoken and hit the sequence you selected to have it read to you.


To learn how to use Windows 10 Narrator, click here. For Windows 8 click here to watch a short clip on how to set up Text-to-Speech. For Windows XP and Windows Vista click here. For Windows 7 click here.