Scottish Event Campus improves online inclusion with assistive technology


Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in the UK has added assistive technology Recite Me to its websites to allow everyone to discover events and book tickets online with ease.

Recite Me is a cloud-based web accessibility solution that allows website visitors to customise any website the way they need it to work for them. Its software makes websites accessible through features including text-to-speech functionality, dyslexia software, zoom and page masking, an interactive dictionary, and a translation tool with more than 100 languages.

Around one in every five people in the UK has a disability and they can often face barriers – like inaccessible websites – that prevent them from taking an active part in life.

SEC features the SEC Centre, five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the 3,000-seat SEC Armadillo and the SSE Hydro, a 13,000-capacity concert, sporting and special events arena, all attracting an audience of more than a million visitors each year.

To continue SEC’s mission to make its venues as accessible as possible, SEC wanted to address online inclusion as well as physical accessibility.

“We are committed to making a visit to the SEC an enjoyable experience for everyone and that includes using our websites,” said Ross Dempsey, digital marketing manager at SEC. “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 are very impressed with the Recite Me software and as well as accessibility tools, the language translator allows our conference visitors from around the world to find the information they need.”

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