The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has recently published its Accessibility Guide, which supports the staging of Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as other events to promote inclusion.
The guide is designed to assist Organising Committees and host city authorities in the successful planning and delivery of the Games.
A combination of information, guidelines, recommendations, construction building codes and previous Games examples are included in the guide to help deliver an inclusive sports event.
This document was created with a wider audience in mind to assist smaller organisers and hosts in providing a more inclusive and accessible event for all. A wide range of detail of areas such as accommodation, transportation, venue layout, access to information and services, along with best practices for disability and awareness training can all be found within the Accessibility Guide.
The document was put together following a productive Accessibility Workshop held in December 2019 in Bonn, Germany, home of the IPC. With the support of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community; the Workshop allowed the IPC to refine and validate content of the Guide with a wide range of stakeholders.
The revised IPC Accessibility Guide will further progress the great work that is being done in the Paralympic Movement and promotes the IPC’s vision to make for a more inclusive world through Para Sport.
This guide can be found here