In episode 12 of the Level Playing Field Podcast, we turn our attention to matchday travel.
Disabled people travel up to a third less than non-disabled people, according to disability charity Scope. This has an impact on access to social activities like attending live sporting events.
In Greater Manchester, less than 60% of train stations have step-free access. We speak to Manchester United supporter and accessibility rights campaigner Nathaniel Yates, whose aim is to increase that one step-free access at a time.
Click HERE to sign Nathaniel’s petition.
From train to buses, we also speak with Richard Field, the vice Chairman of the Jumbulance Trust.
Lastly, we talk to Jo and Jeff Newall, who have travelled up and down the country watching MK Dons. They are both joined by former Swansea’s City disability access officer and Swans’ super fan Mark Phillips, to give an insight into the problems clubs can have trying to source accessible travel for their disabled supporters.
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