The Recite Me accessibility and language toolbar is available on this website. The toolbar provides a number of features to give a visitor full control over the customisation of the website to suit their needs. These features include screen reader, styling options, reading support and a translation tool with over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.
To open the toolbar, please scroll to the top of the page and click on 'Open Accessibility Tools' to access the toolbar. A tutorial video can be found on HERE.
Full details of the club's provision for supporters with all types of disability, including visiting supporters, can be found in our Access Statement.
Read the Watford FC 2022/23 Access Statement HERE.
An accessible text-only version of our Access Statement is available HERE.
Queries should be directed to our dedicated mailbox for disabled supporters: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any queries relating to Season Tickets, stadium access enquiries or our provision for disabled supporters, please contact EDI & Disability Access Officer Simona Rakovic-Irish (email@example.com). For any queries relating to individual home or away match tickets for disabled supporters, please contact our Supporter Services team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Watford FC Accessibility Tour
You can take a tour of our accessible seating provision, including entrances and toilet facilities, below. The tour includes a highlight reel on which you can select the area you are interested in. It also gives you 360° views from the seating areas and you can click on target icons for more information about each area.
The Sensory Room has been designed for autistic children who may otherwise struggle to cope in the noisy environment of a football stadium. The main aim is to ensure autistic children feel comfortable attending football matches with their families in the Sensory Room environment, with a view to transitioning into seating in the main stadium once they feel confident to do so.
Places are subject to availability and a letter from a doctor/consultant or other healthcare professional may be required when booking. Parents will also have the option to visit the Sensory Room before matchday if they wish to check its suitability.
Please email Simona Rakovic-Irish, the club’s EDI and Disability Access Officer, at email@example.com to find out more.
To take a virtual tour of the Sensory Room please click HERE and HERE.
Hidden Disability & Medical Exemption Cards
We offer a non-mandatory Hidden Disability Cards scheme, which allows supporters with a hidden disability, or who require a medical exemption to bring essential items into the stadium, to order a card containing messages relating to their needs, which can be given to any member of staff and enable supporters to access our disabled facilities.
The scheme is something that several clubs have introduced, and details will be shared with other clubs ahead of all away fixtures, so that the cards can also be used while following the Hornets up and down the country.
Supporters wishing to apply for a card should email their name, Fan ID and details of which card or cards they would like, with details of essential items where applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may ask for supporters to send proof of eligibility, in some cases.
The cards available include:
- Please be patient, I have had a stroke
- Please be aware, I have epilepsy
- Please face me and speak clearly, I lip read
- I am visually impaired, please be patient
- Please do not touch me, I have a hidden disability
- Medical Exemption Card
- I have autism, please be direct
- I am hard of hearing, please speak slowly
- Please scan my ticket for me
- Please help me find my seat
- I have difficulty speaking, please be patient
- I have a hidden disability
WFC Enables is the supporter group for people with disabilities at Watford Football Club.
Enables was established in March 2007 by a group of enthusiastic Watford supporters and Watford FC staff to provide a voice for disabled supporters.
The group's remit was extended during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to include all older supporters of the Golden Boys so even if you don't consider yourself to be disabled the group would love to hear from you.
The group is in regular dialogue with the club relating to stadium development and the improvements to facilities for their members, and also creates a social forum for supporters to enjoy meeting and talking about what drives them on - Watford FC!
For more information visit the WFC Enables website HERE.
Level Playing Field
Watford FC welcomes all feedback relating to our provision for disabled supporters. You can leave a review on the website of Level Playing Field, which is a registered charity in England and Wales, and acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports.
Watford FC works closely with staff from LPF to ensure we are meeting our obligations to provide a fully accessible stadium.
Watford FC is also listed on Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places.
We encourage all visitors to Vicarage Road to leave a review by clicking HERE.