Warsaw takes training to help blind fans at Euro 2012

Updated: 14 March 2012 16:35 IST

A training course for voluntary blind and sight-impaired custodians at the Euro 2012 football championship is being carried out in Warsaw's Olympic Centre.

Warsaw:

A training course for voluntary blind and sight-impaired custodians at the Euro 2012 football championship is being carried out in Warsaw's Olympic Centre.

The course is aimed at helping blind and sight-impaired fans to follow the tournament. Under the system, introduced for the first time in Poland, non-seeing fans will be offered a live game commentary including descriptions of visual elements like player movements, costumes and colours.

The 20 voluntaries are trained by audio-description specialists with experience in commentaries for the blind. The necessary equipment will be financed under UEFA's Respect Inclusion program, Xinhua reports.

The 16-nation Euro 2012 soccer championships, slated for June 8- July 1, 2012, will take place in Polish cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Poznan as well as Ukrainian cities of Kiev, Lvov, Donetsk and Kharkov.

Topics : Football Euro 2012
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