This week (15th – 21st October) is Invisible Disabilities Week.
Some people live every day of their lives with a condition that is not visible to those around them but that presents them with unseen challenges that they have to overcome in order to take part in everyday life.
What is an Invisible Disability? This includes Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, allergies, chronic pain, sleep disorders, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, mental health conditions and many others. You can see a list of Invisible Disabilities as defined by Disabled World.com here.
The advances in assistive technology such as discreet hearing aids, often make some conditions even less visible to others than they used to be. Level Playing Field continue to promote accessible and inclusive sporting venues for all people with disabilities.
An increasing number of clubs are opening sensory rooms so that some disabled supporters can enjoy the match in a comfortable and calming environment.
Tottenham Hotspur recently introduced new accessible toilet signage to include usage by people with Invisible Disabilities. You can read more here.
Ruth Hopkins, General Manager for Level Playing Field said “We at Level Playing Field fully support the aim to increase the awareness of Invisible Disabilities which are often overlooked or not properly understood.”