Adaptive sports also known as disability sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. As many disabled sports are based on existing able bodied sports, modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports. Organized sport for athletes with a disability is generally divided into three broad disability groups: the deaf, people with physical disabilities, and people with intellectual disabilities. Each group has a distinct history, organization, competition program, and approach to sport.
Disability sporting events around the world are becoming more and more common everyday.
Around the globe there are numerous organizations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level.
This section features a round up of disability sports news and events from around the world concerning persons with disabilities.
Read about all the action as it happens with news concerning disability in sports including, results, breaking news, videos, sporting events, audio and feature stories and articles.
Disabled World wants to make sure that the number of disabled people in sport increases across the board - whether as a participant, trainer or administrator. The aim being to ensure that people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties have equal access to sport and physical activity worldwide.
Learn more about the increasing broad aspects of disability sport and get practical tips on inclusion.