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Contributions from the community on sport and disability


Contributions from the community on sport and disability asked the community to submit articles and opinion pieces on sport and disability. Below are a collection of these submissions highlighting a range of sports addressing a number of development issues related to disability and inclusion.

A change in attitude - with a little help from Bandawe School for the Deaf, Malawi

More than just provision: an authentic look at the role and attitude of sport for development and peace (SDP) workers on the promotion of inclusion.

Wheelchair tennis provides life enhancing opportunities

Mark Bullock, wheelchair tennis manager of the International Tennis Federation, discusses the future of wheelchair tennis, and his belief that wheelchair tennis' recognition on the elite stage encourages grassroots participation.

Inclusion through sport: Promoting equality for all

"We were honoured to serve as sports envoys to advance disability rights, inclusion and gender equality in China, Venezuela and Papua New Guinea on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)."

Using sport to teach youth important social lessons

Children with disabilities from Sucheta Kriplani Shiksha Niketan (SKSN Institute) in Rajasthan, India, are heralding a new wave of social development through IMAGE workshops based on sports and discussion in the surrounding villages.

Mainstreaming diversity in fitness

The UFIT project (Universal Fitness Inclusion for Training) aims to raise awareness in the fitness industry to be more inclusive of people with disabilities in their operation. "The fitness sector has a key role to play in democratising health".

Charter for Change - making active lives possible

In February 2015, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) launched its Charter for Change at the Houses of Parliament. It is a result of EFDS and its partners’ rising concern over the low participation rates and the increased gap between the activity of people with and without disabilities.

From pity to power

Is an athlete with a disability inspirational? There are of course few times when there are absolutes and this is no exception. The answer is both yes and no.

Developing disability triathlon in Scotland

Triathlon is a rapidly growing sport, and disability triathlon in Scotland looks set to join the party.


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Mark James Johnson


Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 23:00