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I am Vice Chair of the Burnley Football Club Disabled Supporters Association or DSA. We have a problem with pitch side streamed advertising that is causing supporters distress. A certain sponsor is using strobe effect sudden and unpredictable flashing images, and we are worried about the effects this may have on anyone suffering with epilepsy. Could you advise if we should take action to remove this. Your comments would be much appreciated. Also a direct contact would be useful.
Kevin Holden

Submitted by Kevin Holden on

Dear Kevin

Thank you for your question.

The advertising pitch side stream has been in use for a few years now. The boards themselves will not trigger a seizure for someone with photosensitive epilepsy. But the contents they show must meet advertising regulations.


All advertising that has flashing or flickering lights, or patterns must be checked that they are not in the flicker range to trigger a seizure for someone with photosensitive epilepsy https://www.asa.org.uk/type/broadcast/code_section/04.html

It would be best to talk to the club to make sure all the advertising they show is tested.

If we can be of any more help, please feel free to contact our helpline team directly. You can either email helpline@epilepsy.org.uk or phone the Epilepsy Action Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050. Our helpline is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 8.00pm, Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm and Saturday 10.00am until 4.00pm.



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Submitted by rich on

I have drug residtant complex partial and focal seizures.I contacted you about travel insurance you sent me email of company and said this may also be a positive question for the forum.As far as I'm aware you're the people who are supposed to give the advice not the person stuck with the condition.There are many forms of epilepsy.Other forums I've looked at with people messaging with how they feel are generally very depressing as they see no way out or trapped.Some have even suggested they hate it and can't stand it or don't want to carry on living with it.It's up to you to be offering constructive advice.There's nothing positive about epilepsy it just destroys your life.It's your responsibility to push government to invest more money into research and better treatment therefore giving people more independence,safety and higher self esteem.Discussing it with others on these forums just makes me miserable.To be fair you prob don't have epilepsy it's no fun,is not an interest or hobby so you take the responsibility in improving things not the person with epilepsy!16

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