Prior to the Cricket World Cup in 2007, we were asked to carry out accessibility reviews of the designs for the cricket stadiums throughout the West Indies.
This included both event and training venues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia.
Our accessible environments team worked closely with the Design teams to aim for a practical experience for all users. For spectators, this included a suitable number of easily accessible seating areas within each venue, ensuring an equal view and the same experience as everywhere else in the stadia. We also provided a choice for different user requirements, for example, additional space for guide dog users.
Staff and officials areas were equally important, making sure that there were equal opportunities for employment within these venues, both for the World Cup and in legacy.