What is the subject area under investigation?
There are around 11 million disabled people in the UK, accounting for one in five of the total population. This includes people with physical, visual, and hearing impairments and people with learning difficulties (Jaarsma and Smith, 2018). The Active Live Adult Survey data shows disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive (41%), compared with those without a disability (20%). Furthermore, if these population disparities are not addressed, the inequalities that already exist for disabled people will rapidly increase.
Additionally, it is crucial that disabled people cannot be thought of as one homogenous group. Disability intersects with a range of other individual, social, economic, and cultural factors, leading to differing vulnerabilities and inequalities. For this reason, disability inclusion cannot be achieved without challenging the societal and institutional discrimination, marginalisation and exploitation experienced by people with disabilities (Fine and Asch, 1988).
What is the purpose of your research?
Pilling, Barrett, and Floyd (2004) emphasise that it is crucial to understand that disabled people are individuals and have a range of different experiences. Therefore, it is important to understand the differing motivations and barriers for specific audiences when it comes to sport and physical activity, rather than a one size fits all approach. For example, an important barrier into disability sport is the professional pathway – from school to community and onto competitive sport. Some popular sports such as wheelchair basketball have a higher profile and pathways are clearer, however, other sports lack a sufficient network of opportunities, linked across local, regional, and national level. For this reason, people ‘fall out of sport’ where there are no suitable or known opportunities for them (Smith, 2008).
Thus, it is also important to recognise the broad range of work of organisations and initiatives (including researching, campaigning and the delivery of projects and programmes) is paramount, understanding how specific charities promote sport and physical recreational opportunities for disabled people, especially for those that participate in sports that identify as lower profile.
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