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Kick It Out adds Recite Me software to make its website more accessible


10 October 2019 

Kick It Out adds Recite Me software to make its websitemore accessible

Kick It Out, English football's equality and inclusion organisation, has added the Recite Me assistive toolbar to itswebsite.

This makes the website more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities and those who don't speak English as their first language.

Recite Me is an award-winning assistive toolbar that allows Kick It Out's website users to customise the website in a way that works best for them. 

This is particularly important for people with disabilities or people who don't speak English as their first language to access vital equality information and resources.

Globally there are an estimated 285 million people with a visual impairment of some kind and around 10-15% of the world's population has dyslexia.

In the UK alone, there are 1.5 million people with a learning disability and 4.2 million people who don't speak English as their first language.

This makes assistive technology all the more important to support fans online to let them access content in a way that works best for them.

Keeley Baptista, Kick It Out's Head of Partnerships, is delighted that Recite Me is now being used on the organisation's website and believes it marks another step forward for Kick It Out's equality work.

Keeley Baptista commented: "Recite Me is a pioneering software tool that will significantly improve the accessibility of our website.

"Disability inclusion is a central part of our work and we are excited to be working more closely with the team at Recite Me going forward as we aim to break down the barriers for disabled people in football.

She added: "We hope that football clubs and organisations see the benefit of the tool for their customers and supporters and look to address accessibility improvements on their websites too."

Ross Linnett, Recite Me founder and CEO said: "Recite Me is proud to partner up with Kick It Out to provide online assistive technology to support people with disabilities.

"The partnership will help to increase diversity and inclusion online as well as on the pitch.

"Allowing people to come together to share their passion for football online is a key goal for Recite Me.

"By providing a wide range of accessibility tools such as the screen reader and on-demand live translation, fans of all ages, regardless of their disability or differences can engage with football news and events online hassle-free.

"Our partnership will also create awareness aimed at helping clubs and other sporting organisations to develop their online presence, in order to better support fans who often face barriers accessing online content."


Notes to Editors

For more information about Recite Me please contact Catherine Grinyer:  


Mobile: 07713 248387 

Image caption:Keeley Baptista, Head of Partnerships, Kick It Out, and Ross Linnett, Founder and CEO of Recite Me

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