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What information do you really need to know from your participant?

My first duty as a rookie PE teacher in disability sport federation was to organise a swimming camp for disabled kids. It was 1990. There was the general delusion that knowing diagnose, medical status, therapy goals and contraindications to physical activity provides the APA-professional with all the necessary information. In practise, the medical intake forms […]

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Where do we begin? Reflecting on why the Washington Group Questions matter

Over the years I have struggled with finding a way to measure and/or capture disability in my research and programming practices. Here’s what I mean. In conversation with other researchers or community practitioners I find myself saying things like: ‘disability labels shouldn’t matter. We need to focus on structuring the environment so that it is […]

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Welcome to What about Dis’?

Welcome to our new blog! We are so glad you are here! All over the world, people with disabilities are not afforded their fundamental right to be included in sports, physical activity and physical education. We believe that the environment plays a critical role in disabling individuals and limiting participation. We also need to know […]

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COMING SOON! New blog series…

Stay tuned for the launch of our new blog series: What about ‘Dis’? ‘The Washington Group Questions – and why they are so important for meaningful social inclusion in and through physical activity, physical education and sport’

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UFIT USA Launch and Global Launch of the Marseille Declaration

UFIT USA and the Marseille Declaration were officially launched on Monday, the 16th of May in 2016 in Washington DC. Please find further information in the links below: Press Release Program Infographic 1 Infographic 2 We also invite you to support us by taking to social media and help us to get trending by using […]

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Festival of Shared Practice 2016 in Noisy-Le-Sec on 18th May 2016

UNESCO IT Tralee supports the Festival of Shared Practice 2016  in Noisy-Le-Sec on 18th May 2016. UNESCO IT Tralee is delighted to be patron of the 3rd Festival of Share Practice 2016, Noisy-Le-Sec on 18th May 2016. Check out our video supporting the Festival of Shared Practice The UNESCO Chair IT Tralee recognises and supports […]

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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace! The UNESCO Chair is celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by organising a one day training workshop on disability inclusion together with Plan International Ireland and the CARA Center on the 9th of April 2016 in order to aid […]

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PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016

  Welcome to PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016! The PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016 will take place on the 30th of May 2016 at the Institute of Technology Tralee, in Kerry. Please find further information here: PEPAYS Ireland Forum 2016 Call for Abstracts Further documents: UMOVE DETAILS UNESCO’s Charter Abstract Submission Form (Word) Click here […]

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