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Scottish Event Campus

Client Case Study

Scottish Event Campus

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre– five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena.

The SSE Hydro augments the SEC’s existing facilities and stages 140+ events annually. Attracting an audience of more than a million visitors each year, the venue is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top 10 arenas globally, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2.

Since opening in September 2013, The SSE Hydro has staged the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the Ryder Cup Gala Concert and the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It was also a venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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SSE Hydro arena

Our Brief

SEC venues are easily accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and accessibility needs. SEC currently hold a ‘Attitude is Everything’ Gold Award and are committed to continually improve their venues in order to maintain this gold accessibility level. The Scottish Event Campus mission is to make their venues not only as accessible as possible physical but online too. To support everyone online SEC need their websites to be accessible and usable.

Recite Me toolbar solution. Audio, styling, reading, translation icons.

Our Solution

To make The Scottish Event Campus website and the SSE Hydro website fully accessible and usable they launched Recite Me.

The Recite Me accessibility assistive toolbar will support all SEC website visitors to explore events, research information, and purchase products. Assistive technology will support people with a wide range of disabilities, learning difficulties or for people who speak English as a second language.

The Recite Me assistive toolbar allows everyone to customise the SEC and SSE Hydro websites in a way that works best for them to understand and read website content easily.

The accessibility toolbar provides website visitors with, text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling options, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices and many other features.

Client Testimonial

"We are committed to making a visit to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) an enjoyable experience for everyone and that includes using our websites. We recently launched the ability for users to purchase accessible tickets to our events online and once we discovered Recite Me, we felt it was a great addition to improve the functionality of our websites. We were very impressed with the Recite Me software and as well as accessibility tools, the language switcher allows our conference visitors from around the world to find the information they need. "

Ross Dempsey, Digital Marketing Manager, Scottish Event Campus