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'50% of all European disabled people have never participated in leisure or sport activities. EURO 2012 provides an opportunity to improve access to football and for the removal of physical, sensory and intellectual barriers in public places in the region. It is recognised that supporting and playing football is an integral and vital part of European culture and tradition.
Football is increasingly diverse; this naturally includes many more disabled people. The Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) have formed a disability alliance in the region to help to deliver the awareness project, Respect Inclusion - Football with No Limits.'
1) Set up access advisory groups in Poland and Ukraine
2) Train volunteers to measure current access to public space
3) Provide improving access tool-kits to local businesses
4) Assess local businesses in each host city and collate information
5) Launch accessible website sections and accessible access guides
6) Launch local and European competions to raise disability awareness and improved access - work with media contacts
7) Award disability-friendly zones and encourage healthy competition between local businesses
8) Train audio-described commentators in Poland and Ukraine with support from local media partners