The Fourth meeting of the Disability Access Officer (DAO) Network Group took place on Thursday 27 May, with DAOs from across Europe coming together to share best practice solutions and ideas.

Due to ongoing travel restrictions the event took place via zoom as the third meeting had done in February. Earlier meetings had been hosted in Barcelona and Leipzig.

Attendees included DAOs from AC Milan (Italy), Club Brugge (Belgium), Manchester City (England) and FC Khimki (Russia) as well as representatives of our partners Level Playing Field (England & Wales) and BBAG (Germany). 

The main focus of the group discussion was typical matchday incidents and issues that DAOs may face and the solutions for these. 

Different types of disabilities and necessary access requirements were also discussed with best practice being shared and contributions from every DAO encouraged. 

Project Manager Jochen Kemmer said, "The DAO Network Group is a very important part of CAFE's work and it's great to see its continued development and growth. Regular exchanges such as these are vital for the continuous learning that is necessary to ensure accessible services in stadiums across Europe."

"Though it would have been lovely to meet in person, we were still able to enjoy a very lively conversation online. I would like to thank everyone who attended, and I look forward to continuing our shared efforts on this important topic".

Find out more about the DAO Network Group, and visit the CAFE DAO Portal for further information and guidance for DAOs.

Published 07/06/2021