Disabled Spectator is a disabled veteran-owned company revolutionizing the way people with disabilities, their family and friends connect and enjoy entertainment and sporting events at public venues.
Disabled Spectator founder and stroke survivor Kip Napier, who served together in the United States Marine Corps with co-founder Michael Saghi, recognizes that it’s a hassle to buy accessible seat tickets, and just plain hard for people with disabilities to get reliable accessibility information and assistance about public venues.
Disabled Spectator’s innovative network will provide key information like accessible bathrooms, concession stands, parking, seating, and navigation details that are often missing. Many people with disabilities avoid attending public events because of bad experiences, which has led to an underserved market.
Through our technology and social network, we want to energize not only the near 20 percent of the U.S. population that is disabled but their family and friends, as well. We are building a community that encourages interaction and contributions to transform venue accessibility information into useful data to help people with disabilities attend events. We will also sell accessible seat tickets.