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Title:Inclusivity through Sport
Author(s):Gottlieb, Aimee
Contributor(s):Welty-Peachey, Jon
Subject(s):Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Sport for all
Abstract:I took this picture at a wheelchair track practice last fall. It tied in perfectly with the research I had been doing on sport and inclusion. Previously, people with disabilities have been excluded from mainstream society and sports, with a mindset where sports were a tool primarily for rehabilitation. Recently, there has been a global push to be more inclusive through sport in order to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals laid out by the United Nations. To be more inclusive through sport, a greater effort needs to be made to not only include people with disabilities in adaptive sports, but also through mainstream sports. Sport has this unique power of uniting people and making differences in ability seem nonexistent. Being inclusive through sport can create awareness of different disabilities, make participation have meaning for everyone, and encourage opportunities to play together. This picture encompasses the power of inclusivity through sport. The disability appears nonexistent and the competitive drive and love for the sport is central to the image. Awarded second place in the Undergraduate Image of Research Contest 2014. For more information about the Image of Research--Undergraduate Edition go to:
Issue Date:2014-05
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Aimee Gottlieb
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-15

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