Sport and physical activity are central to the fabric of life in Ireland. As citizens of this state, people with disabilities have a right to be active within their local communities. Active Disability Ireland truly understand what it is really like for a person with a disability to be active in Ireland, they carried out nationwide focus groups with people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.
Active Disability Ireland engaged with 140 people across 22 counties, who were both active and inactive, and asked about their experiences, challenges and needs in relation to their participation in sport and physical activity. From the vast feedback they received, they have developed the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter, which clearly outlines the five key areas people with disabilities are asking all organisations to consider in making active and healthy lifestyles possible for them.
Click here to hear more about some of the people Active Disability spoke to, and how they stay active.
Download the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter here