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Basketball Ireland

Client Case Study
Basketball Ireland accessible website

Basketball Ireland

www.basketballireland.ie

Basketball Ireland (B.I.) is the national governing body for the sport on the island of Ireland. Part of FIBA, the World Governing body, B.I. is responsible for the promotion and administration of basketball throughout Ireland and for Irish international participation. Irish Basketball affiliated with FIBA in 1947 and basketball became firmly established as a recognised sport in Ireland.

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Our Brief

Basketball Ireland has always been committed to inclusion and is continuously looking at ways to become more accessible in every facet of their organisation. (B.I.) have recently launched a Disability Inclusion Policy for 2020-2024 which will see them implementing this policy to support and develop an inclusive environment for children and adults within our clubs, programmes, coaches, volunteers, and players. To continue and push this inclusion policy forward they wanted to focus on digital accessibility and the ability to enable everyone to access key basketball information on their website easily

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Our Solution

To support everyone visiting the Basketball Ireland website to access information barrier-free they now provide assistive technology. With the support of the Recite Me accessibility and language toolbar the (B.I.) website is now a totally inclusive platform for people with disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments and if people speak English as a second language.

This innovative accessibility software will help bring people closer to the sport by enabling everyone to read and engage with content in a way that suits their individual needs.

The Recite Me toolbar provides a number of options to enable full control of the website through a screen reader, fully customizable styling options, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.

Client Testimonial

"Investing in Recite Me has brought the accessibility of our sport for people to the next level. We want to make the experience for the reader from anywhere in the world on the website the best possible and giving our supporters control of how the website looks to them will enable all supporters to easily access the information they want "

Paul Carr, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Basketball Ireland