Mapping on access to sport for people with disabilities
A report to the European Commission - Study
The key objective of this small-scale research study has been to develop insight on participation and barriers to participation in sport amongst people with disabilities. It also aims to develop knowledge of good practice approaches in addressing the particular barriers identified and provide information on the funding opportunities which are available to support such actions. The specific focus of the study has been participation in sporting activity. Volunteering in sport, coaching or spectating are not included within the study’s scope. At the scoping stage of the study a rapid literature... review was completed covering the subject of sport and disability participation. The review covered policy and official policy documents, papers and academic publications. The second element of the desk research was to undertake rapid and systematic reviews of available data and information and evidence on relevant programmes in specific Member States. Within the limits of the resources available for the study, it was possible to complete systematic desk reviews of available evidence and information on programmes for people with disabilities in 11 countries covering a range of geographies and large and small countries. Finally, a number of programmes were examined in more depth through more detailed desk research and telephone interviews with programme managers. This resulted in seven case studies which are presented in boxes in the findings chapter.