The third meeting of the Disability Access Officer (DAO) Network Group has kicked off, with DAOs and other stakeholders from across Europe coming together remotely to exchange best practices.

The DAO Network Group was established in late 2018, with the first meetings being held at FC Barcelona and RB Leipzig.

Due to ongoing travel restrictions we are unable to meet in person on this occasion, but the meeting is taking place online.

Attending DAOs will have the opportunity to update the group on their works and initiatives during the past year, with a particular focus on how they have adapted their works during the pandemic.

CAFE will provide an update on our works and key achievements, and a series of group discussions will be held to share wider suggestions and ideas.

There will also be a number of sessions on day two of the meeting, looking further into digital accessibility and the possibility of creating volunteering opportunities for disabled people.

Project Manager Jochen Kemmer, who coordinates the DAO Network Group, said, "It is a real shame that we are unable to meet in person, but the DAO Network continues to have a significant influence on the wider development of access and inclusion improvements. We are looking forward to a productive two days with plenty of lively discussion".

"DAOs have a key role in promoting access and inclusion for all, and the DAO Network Group meeting provides a unique opportunity to share ideas, solutions and best practices to inspire colleagues to tackle similar challenges at their clubs", added Jochen.

You can keep up with the second DAO Network Group meeting on social media using the hashtags #DAONetwork and #TotalAccess.

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

Published 8/2/2021