Equal Access: Fighting for Disability Protections: Adaptive Sports and the Paralympic Games, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Gottfried
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 1508183325
  • ISBN-13: 9781508183327
  • DDC: 796.087
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Thanks to technological innovations and changing attitudes, people with disabilities are able to participate in a wide range of physical activity. This comprehensive volume looks at more than thirty-five adaptive sports that provide modifications to allow people with disabilities to live an active lifestyle. From skiing to sailing and cycling to volleyball, adaptive sports make exercise, and all of its physical, social, and emotional benefits available to people with disabilities. This engrossing text also explores the Paralympics, which offers disabled athletes the chance to compete with their peers from across the globe while building their confidence and self-esteem.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Ability to be Active.
2: Sports While Seated.
3: Water Sports.
4: Snow Sports.
5: So Many Choices.
For More information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.