Sport Inclusion Disability Charter

 

Charter

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. In our efforts to truly understand what it is really like for a person with a disability to be active in Ireland, we carried out nationwide focus groups with people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.

We 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 we received, we 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 we spoke to, and how they stay active.

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What People With Disabilities Are Asking Of Your Organisation

Openness

Be open to and understanding of all people with disabilities

People

Access training for your staff/volunteers to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities

Activities

Develop and deliver inclusive activities

Facilities

Review your facility/venues/equipment to make our organisation more accessible

Promotion

Promote the inclusive nature of your activities, in a variety of formats

 


Charter Signees to date

1616
Total Signed Up
Total number of Charter signees since it's launch.
85
Sports / Activities
Number of different sports and physical activities represented.
159
Leisure Centres & Gyms
Number of leisure centres and gyms who have committed to the Charter.
139
Outdoor Activities
Number of Outdoor Activity Providers who have committed to the Charter.

 


 

Sign up to the Charter today!

By signing up to this Charter, you are committing to listening to the needs of people with disabilities and looking at how your organisation can be more inclusive.

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