Disability Access Officer portal launched


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In supporting Disability Access Officers (DAOs) across Europe to champion access and inclusion, CAFE has launched an online DAO information portal.


The Disability Access Officer portal is designed to collate important information for Disability Access Officers and about the DAO criterion, and provide the opportunity for DAOs to discuss access and inclusion with their peers.


The portal may also be useful for national associations and their national Disability Access Officer coordinators, as well as a range of other key stakeholders.


On the portal, DAOs and other interested parties can find links to useful resources such as the UEFA and CAFE Disability Access Officer Handbook – now available to download in six languages.


DAOs will also be able to access CAFE helpsheets, documents and templates to support them in performing their duties.


The portal also provides information on how to join CAFE’s European Disability Access Officers Facebook group, which provides a great opportunity for DAOs to network and discuss best practice ideas.


CAFE DAO Project Manager Jochen Kemmer said, “The aim of the portal is to support Disability Access Officers as much as possible, by bringing large amounts of useful information together in one place. We hope that DAOs will find the portal to be a valuable and engaging resource, and we encourage DAOs to keep checking the portal for new information”.


To further support the sharing of best practices, CAFE is liaising with a number of DAOs to provide first hand accounts of the common issues they may face. The DAO in focus section of the portal contains case studies from a range of DAOs, and will be updated with new interviews every two months.


To access the CAFE Disability Access Officer portal, please visit http://www.cafefootball.eu/en/cafe-disability-access-officer-portal.