The 16th annual Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action got underway at the end of February and will run until Tuesday 17th March.
Level Playing Field believes that disability is a social issue, and an individual becomes disabled when they face social, attitudinal and environmental barriers; this is known as the social model of disability.
The charity aims to remove these barriers by allowing all fans to enjoy live sporting events equally, with inclusive and accessible viewing and inclusive customer service for disabled supporters.
Disabled people are the largest minority group in any population, and with sport having such a unique capacity to bring people together, accessible and inclusive stadia are essential for disabled people to take their rightful places and to participate fully within our society.
For this to be possible, it is important to remove stereotypes and for all barriers to inclusion to be removed whether they be societal, physical, sensory, intellectual or attitudinal.
Weeks of Action is a celebration of those who make access and inclusion for disabled sports fans a reality, whilst also recognising that there is much work still left to do. This is a chance to celebrate the matchday experience for disabled fans. We hope shining a light on the positives of attending a live matchday will help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport.
Put simply, changing the game for disabled people changes lives.
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