Swansea City and DSA mark International Day of People with Disabilities
Swansea City is proud to work with its Disabled Supporters' Association (DSA) to continually enhance fan experiences whilst attending the Swansea.com Stadium.
Today (Friday, December 3) marks International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) and on this day the club and the DSA are pleased to launch new signage which has been installed in all the toilets at the stadium, which highlights that not all disabilities are visible.
The new signage shows not just the wheelchair symbol but also silhouettes of men and women. These new signs are a reminder to supporters to always be kind and respectful of each other, as disabilities can take many forms and guises.
“We are an inclusive club, and the old signage wasn’t a true representation of the plethora of disabilities within our community,” said Swansea City chief executive Julian Winter.
“The new accessible signage will further provide our supporters with the confidence that they will be respected and catered for when attending the Swansea.com Stadium.
“It’s important to us that we listen to feedback from all our supporters and where changes can be made to improve supporter experiences, we will look to do all we can.”
The club was also delighted to host a coffee morning for the DSA and its members where they were treated to tea, coffee and cakes.
Where possible, the DSA have kept their coffee mornings going throughout the pandemic and this has proved to be a lifeline for many of the club’s supporters.
Chair of the DSA, Andrew Brayley, said: “The DSA is pleased to be celebrating IDPD jointly with the club, and thoroughly enjoyed the coffee morning at the stadium.”
To mark this important date in the calendar we will be keeping the club shop open from 6pm until 7pm for a ‘quiet hour’ of shopping.
The club shop will see adjustments made to provide a quieter environment for the DSA and its members to carry out their Christmas shopping.