Premier League ‘Not inclusive’ for Disabled Fans

20 Oct 2016

The Premier League lacks a “culture of inclusivity” for disabled fans, says a leading equality campaigner.

Last year Premier League clubs agreed to make their stadiums compliant with official accessiblity guidance by August 2017.

The pledge followed a 2014 BBC investigation that found 17 of the 20 clubs were failing to provide enough wheelchair spaces.

However, it is estimated that up to a third of clubs will miss this self-imposed deadline.

What do the guidelines say?

  • No more than 25% of wheelchair spaces should be pitchside
  • Audio described commentary should be provided for spectators with visual impairments
  • Disabled fans should be able to make ticket enquiries via both text phones and email
  • Seating for wheelchair users should be included in any ‘family’ areas within a stadium
  • Accessible seating should be provided for both home and away spectators

 

Click here for the full story from the BBC.

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