Rangers have recently launched a range of initiatives to ensure disabled supporters can enjoy the club and matchday experience.

As part of the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) week of action, Rangers welcomed a group of visually impaired supporters for a “touch tour”. The supporters were lucky enough to get up-close with items from the club’s trophy room, including the famous Loving Cup.

The group also got the chance to meet club legends Derek Johnstone and Mark Hateley as part of the visit.

As well as that, the club has introduced “Ramble Tag” as an assistive tool for supporters who could have difficulty safely navigating Ibrox.

The tags will be used in specific areas on matchdays and during Ibrox Stadium tours. It allows guides and those with difficulties a little more independence when getting around to ensure they have the best experience possible.

Rangers say they have delivered a “very positive experience” for both stewards and tour guides.

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These are the latest in a long line of initiatives Rangers are introducing to give disabled supporters better access to the club.

 

Iniatives part of a wider inclusive focus by the club

The Rangers’ Charity Foundation have also launched a Football Memories programme. This aims to improve the lives of dementia sufferers by using football images and memorabilia to recall and aid memory.

Rangers have embraced the CAFE week of action and it’s superb to see how much these supporters have enjoyed the experience.

Next month the club will also celebrate the two year anniversary of the introduction of Broxi’s Den. This is a space for people with autism where they can safely and comfortably watch the game.

These disability initiatives are also part of a wider inclusive direction the club is taking.

It’s great to see these initiatives  (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol,Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)

The club are also set to host open door events aimed at introducing ethnic minorities to the role the club plays in Glasgow.

It’s not just off the pitch either. Rangers have also recently become the first club in Scotland to offer Modern Apprenticeship to female footballers.