The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to construct permanent venues for the Tokyo 2020 Games in accordance with the Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines.
With the aim to ensure that facilities are easily accessible for all, regardless of whether one has a physical impairment or not, “accessibility workshops” have been held to gather views from people with physical impairments and academic experts at the planning stage.
About accessibility workshops
- The workshops allow people with physical impairments, experts and para-sports associations to directly contribute their opinions at the planning stage for Games venues, so that plans better reflect the viewpoints of people with physical impairments.
- From March 2016 to February 2019, the workshops were held 8 times in collaboration with the “Tokyo Social Welfare through Urban Development Promotion Committee”.
- The opinions and desires presented in the workshops was reflected in the final designs of facilities constructed by the TMG as much as possible.
- The applicable facilities are 11 of the venues being used for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
- Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Ariake Arena, Sea Forest Waterway, Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre, Oi Hockey Stadium, Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, Ariake Tennis Park, Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tatsumi Water Polo Centre, and Tokyo Stadium
|TMG Initiatives of Accessibility in the development of the metropolitan competition venues for Tokyo 2020
～Accessibility Workshop joined by persons with impairments and academic experts～