At least 12% of the world’s population is disabled. This amounts to more than 84 million disabled people of which 285 million people are blind and partially sighted. To date, very few blind and partially sighted people have attended live events such as football matches in Brazil.
As part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Sustainability Strategy, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), are providing a brand new audio‐descriptive commentary service at selected FIFA World Cup stadiums in Brazil. This service enables many more disabled supporters to enjoy the tournament and will leave a legacy that will have a lasting impact long after the final whistle at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.