Jo and Jeff Go National

Our busy Disability Liason Officers Jo and Jeff have featured in yet another national media spotlight. This time the feature in Guardian was about the current treatment of fans with accessibility needs, theres been lots of progress claimed but whats the real story ?

A clip of Jo and Jeffs section of the article is below

Jo and Jeff Newall are MK Dons supporters. Jo uses an electric wheelchair, Jeff has reduced vision and following their club around the country has been quite the experience. They have ended up next to opposition fans owing to a lack of disabled seating in away grounds, and have had their front-row view blocked by fights breaking out.

“We’ve felt cut off from our own community,” Jo says. “Jeff has had repeat seizures triggered by our own fans throwing a flare that landed near to us. On other occasions the same has happened when fans have surged forward and jumped over us.

The full article can be found here

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