Glasgow 2014 aspires to make the XX Commonwealth Games experience as accessible and inclusive as possible. To help achieve this, various forms of assistive technology will be provided across many venues, including audio description commentary and hearing enhancement technology.
Spectators can take advantage of the audio description commentary with the aid of a hand-held audio receiver.
Spectators who are hard of hearing can use the same receivers to listen to the in-venue commentary on the live action. The receivers are compatible with hearing aids switched to the ‘T’ setting.
Free of charge receivers can either be pre-booked or collected on venue at the spectator Information Point. You should bring photographic ID and your event ticket to collect. Counter loop technology will also be available at the spectator Information Points.
The receivers can be used with either standard ear-phones or an induction neck loop or ear hook. Those who book a receiver are welcome to bring their own headset/neck-loop/inductive ear loop, otherwise a number will be available to loan at each venue.
The table below details the sessions where these services are available.
|Venue||Audio description||Hearing enhancement|
|Opening Ceremony||Celtic Park||Yes||Yes|
|Closing Ceremony||Hampden Park||Yes||Yes|
|Aquatics (Diving)||Royal Commonwealth Pool||No||Yes|
|Aquatics (Swimming)||Tollcross International Swimming Centre||Yes||Yes|
|Athletics (Marathon)||Glasgow City Marathon Course||No||Yes|
|Athletics (Track & Field)||Hampden Park||Yes||Yes|
|Badminton||Emirates Arena||Finals and semi- finals||Yes|
|Cycling (Mountain Bike)||Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails||Yes||Yes|
|Cycling (Time Trial & Road Race)||Glasgow City Cycling Time Trial & Road Courses||No||Yes|
|Cycling (Track Cycling)||Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, at the Emirates Arena||Yes||Yes|
|Gymnastics (Artistic)||SSE Hydro||Yes||Yes|
|Gymnastics (Rhythmic)||SSE Hydro||Yes||Yes|
|Hockey||Glasgow National Hockey Centre||Yes||Yes|
|Lawn Bowls||Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre||Yes||Yes|
|Para-Sport Powerlifting||SECC Precinct||Yes||Yes|
|Rhythmic Gymnastics||SSE Hydro||Yes||Yes|
|Rugby Sevens||Ibrox Stadium||Yes||Yes|
|Shooting||Barry Buddon Shooting Centre||No||Yes|
|Squash||Scotstoun Sports Campus||No||Yes|
|Table Tennis||Scotstoun Sports Campus||No||Yes|
|Triathlon||Strathclyde Country Park||Yes||Yes|
As supply is limited , we would encourages those with a visual or hearing impairment to pre-book their receivers. In order to make a booking, please complete the Assistive Technology Booking Form (available in Word format) and email to email@example.com
If you would prefer to telephone, please call 030 2014 0581. At busy times you may be required to leave a message and your contact details, but someone will call you back as soon as possible.
Completed hard copies of the Assistive Technology Booking Form can also be sent to the address below.
32 Albion Street