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Rugby League World Cup 2021 Provides Accessibility Support Online

Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) now provides an inclusive online experience to support over 1.7 million fans to book tickets and understand online content barrier-free.

Rugby League World Cup 2021 Provides Accessibility Support Online

The ninth edition Rugby League World Cup is due to take place in New Zealand in 2022 and is the first tournament to be held in the southern hemisphere.

RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time later this year in England. To support diversity and inclusion, visitors to the RLWC2021 website are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital experience with Recite Me assistive technology.

Providing an inclusive experience is essential to support over 20% of the population who may encounter online barriers due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or if they speak English as a second language.

The Recite Me assistive toolbar on the RLWC2021 website includes screen reading functionality, multiple reading aids, customisable styling options and on-demand live translation feature that boasts over 100 languages including 35 texts to speech and styling options.

Upneet Thandi, Head of Marketing at RLWC2021, commented, “Accessibility and inclusivity are extremely important to us as an organisation and we are committed to ensuring all customers can access information and services in a way that best meets their individual needs.

“Diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of our values as a tournament, so we are incredibly proud to be able to provide Recite Me’s innovative assistive technology across our website.”

RLWC2021 is committed to making an entire experience for customers enjoyable and accessible with assistive technology. Supporting those who find the digital world an incredibly intimidating place is at the top of their agenda to ensure users are equipped with the tools needed to adequately understand or communicate.

Ross Linnett Recite Me’s Founder and CEO commented, “It is important to provide an inclusive online experience, where everyone can use our digital world in a way in which best suits their needs. As more organisations provide accessibility tools online, those who face online barriers can access information and services hassle-free. The digital world must be accessible for all.”

To explore accessibility support, go to the RLWC2021 website, and click Access at the top of the website.