Watford FC launch new inclusive website with assistive technology

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Watford Football Club today launch its all-new club website with the integration of Recite Me assistive technology to support fans with disabilities, visual impairments or people who speak English as a second language.

At this time, it is crucial to be accessible online to support 20% of the population with disabilities, as we all stay at home. This innovative accessibility software will help bring supporters closer to the club by allowing fans to read and engage with the latest Watford FC content barrier-free.

As part of Watford FC’s 2020 focus on supporting people with hidden disabilities, they have enhanced their digital landscape by making sure it is accessible and inclusive for everyone.

The Recite Me 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.

Dave Messenger, Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer, Watford Football Club commented, “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.”

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