Football clubs that can provide audio commentary for blind and partially sighted fans
November 26, 2014

Nathan Edge

Hi Nathan here…

Below is a short summary of who, out of the 92 football league clubs can provide audio commentary for those who are attending the matches and have a visual impairment.

All 92 football clubs from the Barclays Premiership, SkyBet Championship, SkyBet League 1 and SkyBet League 2 of the 2014/15 season have been contacted.

Below you are able to find out which clubs are able to provide live match commentary and whether specific seating is required. As a football supporter for the last 15 years myself, with sight and now blind, I am a firm believer that all football clubs should be able to offer visually impaired supporters an accessible option as well as freedom to be seated anywhere in the stadium.

Please note that some clubs have yet to respond. Also, at this current stage, there are no guarantees that the clubs commentary will be in time with play as this will depend on the system they have in place, this however excludes clubs using the service provided by SoccerSight.

Some clubs require a refundable cash deposit or debit card details to cover costs in the event of damaged headsets or failure to return the devices.

Proof of disability may be needed. (Blue badge does not qualify as proof of disability).

Please contact the clubs at least 48 hours before match day.

As of October 2014, only 44% of the 92 football league clubs are able to provide audio commentary.

Commentary available (You can sit anywhere in the stadium)

Arsenal

Blackpool

Brighton & Hove Albion

Burnley

Cambridge United

Charlton Athletic

Chelsea

Chesterfield

Colchester United

Doncaster Rovers

Fulham

Gillingham

Huddersfield Town

Ipswich Town

Leeds United

Leicester City

Liverpool

Luton Town

Millwall

MK Dons

Peterborough United

Plymouth Argyle

Queens Park Rangers

Sheffield United

Shrewsbury Town

Stevenage

Stoke City

Sunderland

Swindon Town

Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham United

Yeovil Town

 

Commentary available (Specific seating required)

Bolton Wonderers

Crystal Palace

Manchester United

Newcastle United

Nottingham Forest

Port Vale United

Southampton

Wycombe Wonderers

 

No commentary available:

AFC Wimbledon

Bradford City

Burton Albion

Carlisle United

Cheltenham Town

Crawley Town

Mansfield Town

Newport County

Oldham Athletic

Portsmouth

Walsall

Nathan is a friend and supporter of Living Paintings.

We want to thank Nathan for his hard work and research into contacting the 92 football clubs for all of our blind and visually impaired football fans to enjoy.  If your football club is not listed here then do not hesitate to contact the club and let us know so that we can help Nathan update this listing.

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