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Getting to the Games if you have additional access needs

  • Published: Thursday, 31 March 2011

London 2012 has a wide range of ticket products to ensure disabled people have a great experience at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. You should should state your requirements when applying for a ticket. Applications close on 26 April.

How to apply if you have special access needs

Want to attend the Games? Apply by 26 April 2011

When going through the normal ticket application process, you will be able to indicate additional accessibility requirements. Please indicate, for each session you apply for, which additional accessibility requirement would enhance your spectator experience, or that of members of your party. The options are:

  • seats close to the action for visually impaired people
  • seats with a direct view of a video screen for people who are deaf/have impaired hearing
  • seats for people who cannot manage many steps
  • seats for people who need to be on the end of a row

These are available at every venue, in every session and across all price categories.

Companion seats

if you use a wheelchair and you successfully apply for tickets, you will get a wheelchair space plus an adjacent companion seat.

If you do not need a wheelchair space but are disabled and cannot attend the Games without a carer, you can apply for 'Ticketcare' tickets. If your 'Ticketcare' application is successful, you will get an additional ticket for your carer or PA, free of charge.

In addition, the venues offer:

  • free Blue Badge parking spaces at all venues
  • a free mobility service to loan out manual wheelchairs and scooters
  • adult changing toilets with hoists

Tickets are on sale for the London 2012 Olympic Games until 26 April 2011. Follow the links below for information on what is on when, and to apply for tickets.

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