Watford Football Club has today launched its new club website which incorporates the Recite Me assistive technology toolbar to support fans with disabilities, visual impairments or people who speak English as a second language.
At this time, it is crucial all websites are accessible to support the 20% of the UK population with disabilities, as we all stay at home and spend more time on the internet.
Recite Me’s innovative accessibility and language toolbar 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, the club has improved its digital landscape to ensure 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 access needs.
These features include a 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.”