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Sir Robert McAlpine first construction co. to offer enhanced web accessibility

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Sir Robert McAlpine first construction company to offer enhanced web accessibility

Sir Robert McAlpine has partnered up withRecite Meto provide barrier-free access to itswebsitefor people with a range of accessibility issues.

This includes people with visual impairments, dyslexia, colour blindness and other forms of neurodiversity, as well as those who don't speak English as their first language.

Sir Robert McAlpine is a family-owned tier one building and civil engineering company which was established in 1869.

The company has worked on some of Britain's most iconic buildings and projects, including the Olympic Stadium, Elizabeth Tower, O2 Arena, Emirates Stadium, and the Eden Project.

With the introduction of Recite Me assistive technology, Sir Robert McAlpine is at the forefront of inclusivity online in the construction industry.

In line with its commitment to lead on inclusion and inspire industry wide change, Sir Robert McAlpine is fully inclusive to support all visitors on their main website and talented, diverse and skilled individuals on their career pages.

Nadeem Mirza, Head of Resourcing & Talent Acquisition at Sir Robert McAlpine, said:

"Our ambition, as we proudly build Britain's future heritage, is to be the best place to work and the best builder in the UK.

"That means having a company that represents the people of Britain, without exception. 

"I am proud to deliver this inclusive project as it represents the values of, not only the business, but my own dedication to ensuring we hire great talent from diverse backgrounds and abilities."

To support website visitors and potential candidates looking for a career at Sir Robert McAlpine, the Recite Me assistive toolbar allows people to customise their website in a way that works best for them.

This easy to use, award-winning software includes text to speech functionality, fully customisable styling features, reading aids and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices, plus many other features.

Recite Me Founder and CEO Ross Linnett said:

"The construction industry is moving in the right direction with its actions towards diversity and inclusion.

"It is now great to see that tier one construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine is taking this to the next level with the introduction of assistive technology.

"We look forward to seeing more construction companies make this positive change online, using web accessibility software to ensure they are fully supporting customers and staff to access content in a way that works best for them."


Notes to Editors

The Recite Me assistive toolbar can be accessed on theSir Robert McAlpine websiteby clicking the button labelled ‘Accessibility Tool' at the top of every web page.


For more information about Recite Me please contact Catherine Grinyer:  


Mobile: 07713 248387 

Image caption:Nadeem Mirza, Head of Resourcing & Talent Acquisition at Sir Robert McAlpine.

About Recite Me

1. Recite Me is an innovative Cloud based web accessibility solution which allows website visitors to customise websites 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