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World's third largest venue SEC improves online inclusion with Recite Me



World's third largest ticket sales venue SEC improves online inclusion with Recite Me

Scottish Event Campushas added assistive technology calledRecite Meto its websites to allow everyone to discover events and book tickets online with ease.

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre, five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and the SSE Hydro - a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena.

Attracting an audience of more than a million visitors each year, it is consistentlyranked by Pollstarin the top 10 arenas globally, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2.

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

So SEC recently added web accessibility software called Recite Me to theScottish Event Campus websiteand theSSE Hydro websiteto make them fully accessible.

TheRecite Me assistive toolbarsupports people with a wide range of disabilities, learning difficulties and people who don't speak English as their first language.

Accessibility and language support will allow everyone to customise the SEC and SSE Hydro websites in a way that works best for them, in order to understand and read website content easily.

The accessibility toolbar provides website visitors with text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling options, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices, plus other features.

SEC also takes physical accessibility seriously and its venues are easy to physically access for visitors with mobility difficulties and accessibility needs.

SEC currently holds an‘Attitude is Everything' Gold Awardand is committed to continually improving its venues in order to maintain this gold accessibility level.

Ross Dempsey, Digital Marketing Manager at Scottish Event Campus said: "We are committed to making a visit to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) an enjoyable experience for everyone and that includes using our websites.

"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."


Notes to Editors

For more information about Recite Me please contact Gavin Harris:  


Mobile: 07986 688 262 

Image caption: Scottish Event Campus website with Recite Me assistive toolbar open

About Recite Me

1. Recite Me is an innovative cloud-based web accessibility solution which allows website visitors to customise any website the way they need it to work for them.

2. 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.

3. Recite Me's innovative software makes websites accessible through a unique range of features including: text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, zoom and page masking, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages.

4. Ross Linnett is the CEO and Founder of Recite Me and is available for interview or comment. Ross was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult and founded Recite Me because traditional ‘assistive technology' was limited to only one computer.

5. A live demonstration of the Recite software is available: