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TACBIS project partners meet at Wembley Stadium

March 7, 2022

This Monday, a TACBIS project meeting (Tackling Colour blindness in Sport) was organised in Wembley Stadium, London.

TACBIS (Tackling Colour Blindness in Sport) Project partners Colour Blind Awareness, Oxford Brookes University, Island FA, Portuguese FA, Romanian FA, Randers FC from Denmark and EFDN met each other on Monday, March 7th at Wembley Stadium.

We would like to thank the English Football Association, a supporting partner of TACBIS, for the opportunity to organise this gathering at the ‘Home of Football’.

The goal of this meeting was to set up the calendar for 2022, regarding meetings and activities like the CBA Educational Tool and Webinar, prepare the Colour Blind Awareness Day 2022, to be held on September 6th, and the Colour Blind Awareness Conference scheduled in October 2022 in Bucharest, Romania.

Colour blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD) as it is technically called, is one of the world’s most common inherited conditions, affecting an estimated 300+ million people worldwide. 1 in every 12 males and 1 in every 200 females are impacted by the condition. To address and raise awareness of this issue, the “Tackling Colour Blindness In Sport (TACBIS)” programme was created.

The project is supported by EU Erasmus+ Sport funding. The project started in January 2020 and will run for three years, culminating in the presentation of the outcomes at an international conference in Bucharest and the creation of resources designed to support a variety of different sports and clubs.

TACBIS will capitalise upon EFDN’s strong relationship with football clubs across Europe to use the momentum from the project to start an awareness campaign amongst clubs to prevent kit clashes for colour blind people, share the gathered knowledge and practical solutions in a practitioner’s guide that can be used by clubs, organisations, venue managers, and many other stakeholders from the sports and leisure industry.

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