FIFA.com to broadcast International Sign video reports
Video reports from all 64 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ will be broadcast in International Sign language on FIFA.com. For the first time, the Official Website of FIFA and the FIFA World Cup™ is enabling deaf and people with hearing impairments across the globe to follow all 64 matches of world football’s showpiece event even more comprehensively. Read more here [+] Information available in English, French, German and Spanish
Audio Described commentary available for FIFA World Cup™
CAFE has recently learnt that audio described commentary will be provided for partially sighted and blind fans attending the FIFA World Cup Finals™. Audio Described commentary will be provided by http://www.sancb.org.za To read more please click here [+]
A successful NADS AGM
On the 26th May at Wembley Stadium National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS), UK held their 12th Annual General Meeting. There was a high attendance of representatives from English disabled supporters groups, football clubs, CAFE team and representatives from our Belgium partner INTRO were also present. To read more click here [+]
CAFE visits Poland
On May 11-13, 2010 CAFE visited Warsaw, Poland to meet Polish officials responsible for the coordination of the stadia construction and other surrounding infrastructure to make sure that disabled fans will be provided with all the necessary facilities for visiting EURO 2012. CAFE also met with Integracja, a Polish non-governmental organization that represents the interests of people affected by disability. To read more about our visit to Poland please visit our blog [+]
Success at Dundee Football Club
CAFE is happy to announce the successful birth of another new Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) in Scotland. We would like to congratulate everybody involved in setting the group up. Dundee Disabled Supporters Club has already announced that it will hold its next meeting later this month. If you want to read more click here [+]
1st International Football Friendship Festival for people with disabilities
Football is the number 1 sport in the world – for disabled people as well as non-disabled people. Football fulfils an important function in a society: It unites people, brings down barriers and shows to the public that handicapped athletes play football with talent and enthusiasm; they are no different from anybody else. Therefore Gran Canaria is looking forward to the 1st International Football Friendship Tournament from November 22nd to 26th, 2010. To download application click here [+]
Celtic disabled fans now welcomed at Rangers FC
CAFE is delighted to have helped and is pleased to see a good ending to this story including the support and co-operation from Rangers FC and everyone involved. To read more about this article please click here [+]
Dundee United Disabled Fans complete a successful Hat Trick!
On the 28th April a new Dundee United based disabled supporters association was successfully formed. A good turn out saw nine fans come forward as committee members with interim office bearers identified to get things started. The group, probably to be known as the Association of Dundee United Disabled Supporters. [+]
Our team of volunteers
We are happy to announce that we have an ever growing team of excellent volunteers who do outstanding work for CAFE. If it was not for their generosity CAFE would not be able to run as efficiently and effectively as we always aim to be. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their hard work and commitment. If you would like to volunteer for CAFE please contact Karolina for further details.
CAFE joins Facebook and Twitter
If you are a social networking fan you can now follow our news and top stories, by joining up with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Announcing Polish and Russian version of CAFE website
We are happy to announce that our website is now also available in Polish and Russian languages. The implementation of these versions of our website is ongoing so please be patient with us.
NEWS IN BRIEF
- UN Disability Convention: EU seeks rapid ratification - Ministers met in Zarogoza on 19 May to discuss the EU's implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and provide input for a new European Disability Strategy. To read more click here [+]
- The European Disablity Forum proposes the adoption of the Disability Pact - The Disability Pact is a road map which aim is to support the implementation of Europe 2020. To read more click here [+]
- Reminder! European Football Fans' Congress 2010 - 6-18 July 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. Deadline for registrations is Friday 18 June 2010! To read more and to register please click here [+]