As Rochdale Football Club celebrates Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action, supporters are reminded that Accessibility Passports are available for fans who have a disability.
Introduced earlier this season, the passport, which is already being utilised by a number of supporters, aims to improve the matchday experience for fans with disabilities.
Nicola Toolan, Dale’s Disability Liaison Officer, who introduced the scheme at Rochdale AFC, explains more: “There may be occasions when a supporter may wish to ask a member of the matchday staff for assistance, however they may not, for reasons of privacy, wish to discuss how their disability affects them in a public area, or they may have a communication difficulty, meaning that they encounter problems making their needs known,” said Nicola.
“The accessibility passport, which comes in the form of a card, will mean that the information is written down so that matchday stewards or stadium staff can offer help in a swift manner and offer and assistance or support.”
“I've already received positive feedback from supporters since the introduction of the passports and I hope they can be of use to many more fans between now and the end of season and in the future.”
If a person wishes to obtain a complimentary accessibility passport, they can do so by contacting Nicola Toolan, the club’s Disability Liaison Officer.
E-mail to email@example.com whereby arrangements can be made for collection.