By the year 2020, the EU is estimated to have 120 million people with disabilities, conditions which are often cited as reasons for not participating in sport(s) and physical activities. Sport values in relation to social inclusion, and in particular the role of sport in promoting and achieving the integration of minorities and marginalized groups, can (both) play a major role.
The European Council also highlighted the importance in its conclusions of the access to support (s) for people with disabilities. Sports should be specifically designed for persons with disabilities or adapted to enable access for persons with disabilities regardless of the type of impairment, be it physical, intellectual or sensory. In certain conditions, sports for persons with disabilities can be practiced alongside those without disabilities, which demonstrates its inclusive nature. Sport’s values in relation to social inclusion, and in particular the role of sport in promoting and achieving the integration of minorities and marginalized groups, can (both)play a major role.
In this context, the “Sailing for Inclusion” aims to ensure that people with disabilities (PWDs)have access to sport. In particular, the proposal aims to promote sailing for PWDs. Sailing is often considered not totally accessible both for people with and without disability) as a tool for social inclusion. The inclusiveness of the project idea lies in the involvement of both PWDs and other relevant stakeholders, such as families, educators, caregivers and staff members of sports organizations in sailing activities.
We have just published our Guide! The resulting Guidebook represents an efficient and easy-to-use tool that all organizations and involved stakeholders will be able to utilize for the implementation of inclusive sports activities in the field of sailing.
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