The club will hold its first Disability Awareness Day this coming Saturday as Hearts host Livingston at Tynecastle Park.
Tynecastle Park boasts one of the best football atmospheres in the country and all our supporters deserve to enjoy the experience.
The Club’s Disability Awareness Day aims to remind our supporters that they can play their part in improving the matchday experience of our supporters who are disabled.
We therefore kindly ask that you keep the following points in mind before, during and after the match:
- Standing will severely restrict the view of those around you.
- When walking and standing on the gangways during the match, you will restrict the view of wheelchair users and their carers.
- Some disabilities are not visible and your actions and consideration for those around you will have a positive impact on all our supporters.
The Club asks all our supporters for their continued assistance in ensuring that a visit to Tynecastle Park to watch The Jambos is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all.
What's happening on the day?
The club will welcome members from Heart of Midlothian FC Disabled Supporters Club (HDSC), OrCam, TeamUnited and DeafblindSCO to Tynecastle.
They will be on hand to answers any questions you may have at the information desks in the north end of the Main Stand concourse. HDSC can assist with information relating to support for supporters who are disabled. OrCam will be demonstrating some of the world’s most advanced wearable mobile artificial visual aids, whilst TeamUnited will be providing information on the work they do with young people and their families in a bid to assist them with taking part in sport or physical activity.
DeadBlindSco will also have a presence in the Main Stand and can also be found on the Foundation Plaza pre and post-match, where they will be inviting fans to experience football with and without sight and sound. Stop by from 1.30pm if you fancy putting yourself through the test!
For general information about disability access at Tynecastle Park, please contact the club’s Disability Access Officer, Keith Ferguson on 0774 378 0913 or firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the Hearts Ticket Office on Tuesdays between 9am and 1pm.