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Watford FC

Client Case Study
Watford FC accessibility options

Watford FC

Watford Football Club also proudly known as The Hornets has existed since the early days of organised football in England. Its beginnings have been traced back to 1881, when a group of teenagers staged kickabouts in Cassiobury Park. Today Watford FC has international exposure from being in the highest-profile league in the world, The Premier League.

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Our Brief

Watford FC is committed to providing a safe and accessible experience for all disabled supporters. Following the completion of developments around the stadium to improve accessibility, Watford FC has switched its focus to support people with hidden disabilities. As part of this campaign, their digital landscape needed assessing to support people with disabilities, visual impairments or people who speak English as a second language. To allow everyone to connect on a level playing field they wanted to provide accessibility tools to allow all fans to engage with the club.

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Our Solution

To support all Watford FC fans around the world they have launched their new inclusive website with Recite Me assistive technology. This innovative accessibility software will help bring supporters closer to their club by allowing fans to read and engage with the latest Watford content barrier-free regardless of disability, age or language.

The accessibility and language toolbar provides a number of features to give a visitor full control over the customisation of the website to suit their needs. These features include screen reader, styling options, reading support and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.

Client Testimonial

"We’re delighted to launch the Recite Me toolbar as part of the new-look website. We’ve focussed on improving our provision for supporters with hidden disabilities across this season and giving our supporters control of how the website looks will enable all supporters to easily access the information they want "

Dave Messenger, Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer, Watford Football Club