Sydney Thunder, with the support of Vision Australia, has created an audio and braille fixture to ensure all people of the Thunder Nation can access the season schedule and have the opportunity experience the Big Bash live in action.
This initiative continues Thunder’s support of the blind and low vision community, including Chris Green attending the Blind Cricket NSW annual presentation, the Mazda Thunder Bus visiting the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children, and the National Cricket Inclusion Championships cap presentation at Sydney Showground Stadium during BBL|08.
Todd Dorward, who has been a long-time player and member, has benefited greatly from his time with Blind Cricket NSW.
“It's very important to be part of Blind Cricket NSW because it is a great game for blind and vision impaired players,” Dorward said.
“It gave me an opportunity to learn about the game when I first started playing the game in 1991.”
Dorward, who is also a recognised Indigenous artist and continues to work alongside Sydney Thunder, feels the access to an audio and braille schedule is a great opportunity for the blind and low vision community to experience the Big Bash live in action.
“It gives our blind or low vision community the chance to find out when the games are on and it's accessible to them to have braille or large print schedules available which would be a great way to communicate with them,” Dorward said.
For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.