Making IN More Accessible to Those with Vision Issues

Self Rx, the publishers of Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation, has partnered with Ai Squared to integrate sitecues accessibility tools into its digital diabetes platforms. With sitecues, web visitors with vision difficulties can now access content using ZoomText and text-to-speech software.

Craig Idlebrook, editor of Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation, said it made sense to integrate sitecues accessibility tools into both platforms, given that many people with diabetes also have vision difficulties.

“Our readers shouldn’t stop learning about the latest diabetes news because of vision problems. In fact, it is especially important for those dealing with complications from diabetes to stay connected with the online diabetes community,” he said. “sitecues made it easy for us to integrate accessibility tools right into our webpage.”

sitecues is a turnkey SaaS product that provides intuitive zoom and speech functionality for people with visual difficulties. Made by Ai Squared, the makers of ZoomText and the Window-Eyes family of products, sitecues is designed to help the millions of people who have vision or language difficulties to more easily access online content.

“This is the kind of partnership that aligns perfectly with our mission at Ai Squared to make the web accessible to all. Using sitecues helps people more easily access information they need,” said Marc Zablatsky, Vice President and General Manager of sitecues by Ai Squared. “Visitors to Insulin Nation will be able to customize the user experience to their specific needs, making it easier to read and hear. It’s like giving free assistive technology to every website visitor.” The new tools can be quickly accessed and utilized by hovering over the sitecues toolbar found on the upper right-hand section of every page of Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation. The toolbar then expands to allow users to enlarge text or highlight content to be read aloud.


About sitecues:

sitecues by Ai Squared ( is a SaaS accessibility product that builds zoom and speech capabilities right into websites, so people with low vision other visual and print difficulties can more easily see and hear content. Over the past 20 years, Ai Squared ( has been the worldwide leader in assistive technology solutions for people with visual impairments. The product line is available in more than 20 languages and sold in 45 countries through a network of over 350 global distributors. Ai Squared’s screen magnification and screen reading products dramatically improve a computer’s usability and friendliness for users who are blind or low vision, raising their productivity, satisfaction, and independence. In addition to sitecues, Ai Squared products include ZoomText, ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard, ZoomText ImageReader, ZoomText Mac, Window-Eyes, the ZoomReader iOS app, and the ZoomContacts iPad app.

About Self Rx:

Self Rx publishes the diabetes digital publications Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation. Each digital platform features articles, blog posts, commentary, and product reviews that educate and influence millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. People with diabetes, and the loved ones who care for them, rely on Self Rx’s digital platforms for information that can improve their health now. Self Rx also reports on the most promising developments in science, technology, and therapy in diabetes care for the future.

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Craig Idlebrook is a past editor for Insulin Nation, Type 2 Nation, and Información Sobre Diabetes. He is now the community engagement and content manager for T1D Exchange.

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