The Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) is a European-wide NGO that works to improve access and inclusion for disabled people, using the unique power of football, across UEFA’s 55 member associations.

We can do this in a number of ways, including promoting improved accessible facilities and services at stadiums, providing guidance and advice to Disability Access Officers, delivering Disability Inclusion and Etiquette Training (DIET) to club, association and stadium staff, and championing the employment of disabled people within a football environment.

It is absolutely critical to our works that we can engage with disabled fans and other stakeholders across Europe, in a language that they understand. As a small team, we can’t speak every language so we rely massively on Translators without Borders to help us to communicate.

Communication is key to everything we do, and that is why Translators without Borders is such an invaluable asset to us.

CAFE joined the service in September 2013, and we have enjoyed a hugely successful cooperation. In 2016 alone, CAFE received almost US$40,000 worth of voluntary translations from Translators without Borders. This has allowed us to reinvest so much more into improving the matchday experience of disabled fans, and further extending the reach of our works.

As we continue to grow, our support from Translators without Border remains an integral tool that is so helpful in everything we do. We would like to say a huge thank you to Translators without Borders, the Project Managers and of course the volunteer translators who have helped us so much.

The Translators without Borders service has helped us to spread the message of ‘Total Football, Total Access’. Together we can help to improve the lives of many disabled people around Europe through football and its fans.

For more information about Translators without Borders, click here.

Published 09/05/2017