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
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