Monthly Archives: May 2017

A GRAND DONATION BY STUART AND TAM

Our web site carried a recent story about an Off The Bawl gig at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove announced at the show proceeds would be donated to the S.D.S.A. A cheque duly arrived for a £1,000. This was a wonderful gesture and very much appreciated

ANOTHER DAO ANOTHER INCREASE IN POINTS

Queen of the South F.C.  have appointed Eric Slaven (pictured below) as their Disability Access Officer. Eric has been a Queens supporter for many years and chairperson of the Q. of the S. DSA. That gives them another 3 points as they move up the  Accessible Facility “League” along with even more points as a new accessible toilet has been installed for home fans as well as improved car parking.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BROXI’S DEN

Keith Ferguson had the pleasure of being shown round this new facility by Liz Kay (the Rangers Disability Access Manager).

Children who visit can watch the game either through the window as Kyle & Callum are doing in the picture below or from a small sectioned off area in the Sandy Jardine Stand.

If the children need a rest from watching the game there is a room they can sit in with suitable and different type of lighting with a television screen showing the game via Rangers TV.

Jayden is pictured below with his Granny playing a computer game sitting in a mini replica changing room. You might just see a mini Kenny Miller shirt hanging up in the background.

Thanks to Liz Kay (pictured below where the children can sit outside to watch the game) for showing me round plus introducing me to Stevie Burr who is working hard to set up a sensory room at Airdrieonians F.C.

SIGHT VILLAGE !!

The annual Sight Village was held late April in Edinburgh and Glasgow with many exhibitors including the S.D.S.A. and Rex Blind Parties secretaries. Picture shows Keith Ferguson and Billy Owen discussing with a visitor to their stall how audio commentary works.

Morton On The Way Back

Pictures shows Keith Ferguson, S.D.S.A. Secretary discussing all aspects of accessibility with John Malcolm Safety Officer who is very keen to increase the numbers of disabled fans going along to Capplielow.New Chief Executive Warren Hawke also popped in to say hello and offer his support.

HAMPDEN PARK IMPROVEMENTS

A number of improvements have taken place at the national stadium. The personal assistants seats in the wheelchair areas at the back of the East and West Stands were found to be badly positioned. This has now been rectified.Large print & braille menus now available at specific kiosks.

Entrance route to the South Stand (west side) has been made safer with the installation of a railing plus new signage is in place (which has also been reflected in the east side).

Additional signage is now in place to guide you to your seat and the refreshment kiosks.

All accessible toilets have now been fitted with alarms with a red cord. When activated good visible and audio alarms are set off.