Glamorgan Cricket is the most recent membership to affix Picturepath’s award-winning visible timeline app.
Picturepath is designed to assist individuals with autism and anxiousness plan and visualise their every day actions. As a part of the app, the platform options customer guides for his or her venue companions, with Glamorgan being the primary cricket membership to enroll. These guides permit sports activities golf equipment to higher help followers with further wants throughout match visits.
The app’s software program permits followers who would sometimes wrestle in heightened sensory environments, similar to sports activities stadia, to scale back sensory stress by seeing, planning and making ready for every stage of their matchday go to.
Massive crowds, loud cheering, floodlights, sights and sounds typical of matchday may cause vital anxiousness for followers with further wants, significantly these with autism. Golf equipment are more and more searching for options that enhance entry, inclusivity and permit all followers to get pleasure from a good and equal matchday expertise.
The app makes use of photographs from every particular venue together with parking and transport hyperlinks, entrances, views from seats, bathrooms, catering and navigating again dwelling, that means followers can use Picturepath to create visible timelines to plan their matchday expertise to handle expectations and scale back anxiousness.
Talking of the collaboration, Picturepath’s founder, Richard Nurse mentioned: “We’re delighted to associate with Glamorgan to permit guests to Sophia Gardens to plan their day utilizing picturepath’s customer guides.
“As a father to a cricket-mad boy, I understand how pleasing it may be to deliver kids to observe cricket, but in addition that the weird setting and all of the sights and sounds might be unsettling, particularly for autistic or anxious followers.
“Glamorgan are the primary County Championship facet to create these customer guides and it is fantastic to see that they are dedicated to creating visits much less disturbing, extra inclusive, and enhance the expertise for all cricket lovers.”
Head of operations at Glamorgan Cricket, Dan Cherry, mentioned: “As a Membership, we’re all the time taking a look at methods to enhance our buyer’s expertise and make their go to to Sophia Gardens memorable.
“The Picturepath app does this and in addition breaks down obstacles for autistic or anxious followers and can assist us to grow to be extra inclusive and welcoming to all followers.”