Dundee United have released a new accessible virtual reality tour. This is the first of its kind in the UK allowing supporters to experience Tannadice Park like never before.

Tannadice Park is now on the map as an accessible destination and is the brainchild of OOVIRT, a Dundee based company that produces virtual tours with a specific aim to help make venues more inclusive to all.

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Dundee United accessible virtual tour – Click image to view

Discussing OOVIRT’s accessible virtual tour, Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland Chief Executive, said: “The introduction of this new accessible virtual reality tour is a great example of a business using progressive and innovative technology to strengthen their connections with potential visitors.

“VisitScotland’s aim is to make tourism inclusive and accessible for all. Scotland’s reputation as a quality destination relies on continued investment and innovation to ensure that current provision meets future demand.”

Within the virtual tour both home and away fans will be able to navigate their way around the accessible parts of the stadium from the accessible seating areas to the accessible toilet areas.

Commenting on the launch of the virtual tour, Joe Rice, Head of Communication at Dundee United said: “We are delighted with the way the virtual reality tour has turned out and have already had some great feedback.  By working with OOVIRT to produce something with this quality of information, Dundee United is supporting the work of organisations like The Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFÉ) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission by improving the provision of information for all venues.”

Virtual Tours OOVIRT Co-Founders Michael Leeland & Richard Meiklejohn ©Graeme Hart of Perthshire Picture Agency

Richard Meiklejohn, managing director at OOVIRT, said: “Research has shown that disabled people, their families and friends, believe many venues could do more to help disabled people access the information they need.  It benefits wheelchair users, older people and those living with autism amongst others to know exactly how accessible a venue or destination will be for them. We use first-hand experiences to provide the quality accessibility information that will make their visit more enjoyable, whether it’s to a shopping centre, museum or football stadium”.

Find out more about OOVRIT contact the team here or call 01382 73 72 73.