FIFA World Cup 2018 is going to be barrier-free!
The FIFA World Cup football is all set to kick-start in Russia this June. Authorities have promised that the event will be inclusive and accessible as well!
Organizers of FIFA said that the event will be for deaf and blind people, as well as people with limited mobility.
The organizers have teamed up with the government of Russia, the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) and various NGOs in the country in order to make stadiums accessible.
Parking areas, entrances, seating, toilets, and rest areas will cater to the needs of disabled people. There will also be special services that include a Spectators’ Accessibility Guide, an electric cart transportation service, wheelchair lending services, and live audio-descriptive commentary.
There will be hundreds of volunteers across the venues. They will all be taught how to cater to needs of disabled people.
The FIFA World Cup football match will begin on 14 June in Russia.