New guide provides disabled people with information about how to access local sports facilities

Disability Rights UK has produced a free guide written by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions to inspire involvement in sport and fitness and improve access to grass roots sport.

Sponsored by Visa Europe, Doing Sport Differently provides disabled people with information about how to access sports and leisure facilities in their area.

The 64-page guide also explains the benefits of sport, how to overcome barriers to participation and the many ways in which disabled people can engage in sport, be it playing, coaching or watching.

Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, chair of the Doing Sport Differently programme and Visa Ambassador, says: “The London 2012 Paralympic Games offer a tremendous opportunity to highlight disability sport.

“I hope initiatives such as Doing Sport Differently will help encourage and inspire confidence in disabled people across the UK to actively engage with sports in their local area during the Games and beyond.”

Liz Sayce OBE, chief executive of Disability Rights UK, adds: “Disability Rights UK are thrilled to be working in partnership with Visa to encourage disabled people to take up local sport and fitness opportunities by sharing stories written by and for disabled people about participation and what it can mean to individuals and families.”

You can download the guide at:

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