Information for Disabled Customers
Aberdeen Sports Village welcomes disabled athletes and visitors, and we will endeavour to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
During the initial design stage we made every effort to consider access issues, and have paid special attention to equipping the facility appropriately.
Where a person with a disability needs the support of a carer to use the facilities, the carer will be admitted free of charge.
The following resources will provide you with some information which you may find useful. If you require any other information, please get in touch.
- User Guide for Disabled Customers of Aberdeen Sports Village (PDF)
- disabledGo website
- Free text-to-speech software to use with our online material
- Aberdeen City Council's Community Bus Service
Aberdeen Sports Village is also the base of Aberdeen's Disability Sports Hub, which has been developed in conjunction with Scottish Disability Sport and sportscotland.
We are actively increasing opportunities for people of all ages with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to take part in sport and exercise, and our achievents to date are as follows:
- Our coaches undertook Disability Inclusion Training and other disability-specific and sport-specific courses
- Our reception and operations teams took part in Disability Awarenes Training
- A successful Hub Launch Day was held in April 2012 with over 40 attendees
- ASV launched its Multi Sports Club especially for children and young people with disabilities
- The whole kids@asv programme (Athletics, Table Tennis, Fitness FUNdamentals, Fitstars, Trampoline & Teen Gym) became fully inclusive
- We introduced RaceRunning to our athletics programme & New Age Kurling equipment was purchased for schools, clubs and the Multi Sports Club to use
- We launched a series of Parasport Taster Sessions to celebrate the legacy of the Paralympic Games
- Our Evergreen's programme was made inclusive for adults and older people with disabilities
- An inclusive Adult Athletics Club was launched
Our focus over the next year is to create more inclusive opportunities within our group exercise programme and our main priority areas are:
- Launch a Chair-Based exercise class, Bokwa class & inclusive Adult Badminton Club
- Install disco lighting in our Studios to assist people with hearing impairments in taking part in choreographed exercise classes
- Provide Sensory Awareness Training to our exercise instructors and reception team
- Improve the range of equipment available for people with physical disabilities to use in the Energy Zone
- Develop inclusive and specialist aquatics programmes for Aberdeen Aquatics Centre, which is due to open in 2014
For more information about opportunities for people with disabilities, if your club would like to become involved in the Disability Sports Hub or become inclusive, or if you have any queries, please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01224 438 907