SEN and Scope collaborate for Disability Inclusion Round broadcasts

Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) and leading disability service provider Scope have partnered for the upcoming Disability Inclusion Round, taking place during Round 23 of the AFL Premiership Season. 

Approximately 1 in 6 Australians are living with a disability, to help with inclusion and accessibility, SEN has teamed up with Scope to provide several key features for the round. 

SEN representative Helen Davies said, “This initiative underscores our commitment to making sports accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities. By featuring AUSLAN coverage, sensory-sensitive commentary, and inclusive interviews, we aim to create an environment where every fan can enjoy the excitement of the game.”


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The key features introduced for the round include:

AUSLAN Coverage: An AUSLAN representative will join the SEN commentary box for at least four games. 

The dedicated camera will stream pre and post-game AUSLAN coverage into the SEN App, including game breaks, enhancing accessibility and allowing all fans to experience the excitement of the games. 

Sensory Sensitive Calls: SEN will provide sensory-sensitive commentary for four games over the weekend via the SEN App. These broadcasts will offer a noise-free and relaxed audio environment, catering to individuals who prefer or require a calmer auditory experience. 

Closed Captioning: Closed captioning will be provided for Disability Inclusion Round social posts on SEN’s Instagram platform, ensuring that information and updates reach a broader audience. 

Balloon Football League (BFL): On August 17th, SEN will broadcast and provide commentary on a game of Balloon Football, showcasing the dedication and skills of athletes participating in inclusive sports. 

Inclusive Interviews: Throughout the week, SEN will interview representatives and athletes from diverse sporting codes and associations. These interviews will be shared across SEN’s social platforms, providing insights into the stories and experiences of the athletes. 

AFL Record: In its Round 23 edition, the publication will showcase an editorial spotlight on BFL as a pioneering and inclusive sporting community. 

The AFL Record will also transform its kid’s section, introducing engaging educational activities to integrate Key Word Sign during football matches. 

To wrap up Round 23, a dedicated team of BFL players will collaborate to craft a Round 23 digital recap for the publication’s social media channels.

Lisa Evans, Chief Operating Officer Victoria, Scope, said, “Scope is thrilled to be partnering with SEN in support of raising awareness and ensuring we are all part of the conversation in access and inclusion in sport for people with disability.”

“Scope has a proud history of supporting inclusion in sport and business, helping people to belong and thrive, whatever their passion.”

“The joy of participation in sport is everyone’s right, from watching from the sidelines to being part of the action. At Scope, we seek to reduce the barriers to participation in sport for everyone.”   

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