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Hand bikes and disability: an active life on wheels

Hand bikes and disability: an active life on wheels

28/03/2018

There are a great number of adapted bikes on the market to choose from, so finding one to suit you should be relatively easy, regardless of your disability, age or fitness. There are hand bikes for leisure, recreational sport and competitive sports, as well as some that can be operated by foot.As with conventional bicycles, cycles for those with disabilities come in different sizes and adaptions, so it is advisable to take certain points into consideration before making your selection.

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8 Recommended Books Dealing with Disability

8 Recommended Books Dealing with Disability

21/03/2018

Throughout the history of literature many authors have thought up characters based on their personal experiences or of others they have known, creating unique personalities that take on a life of their own. These eight books that deal with disability are examples of just that.

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Who are the most decorated Paralympic athletes?

Who are the most decorated Paralympic athletes?

13/03/2018

In terms of disability sport the Paralympic games have to be regarded as the pinnacle of competition, with the achievement of being awarded a Paralympic medal the ultimate recognition and honour for a Paralympic athlete. But who are the most successful Paralympic athletes and countries?

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The Paralympic Winter Games - Have you tried out these sports?

The Paralympic Winter Games - Have you tried out these sports?

06/03/2018

The Paralympic summer games are not the only sport event worth watching – the winter games are equally exciting. Since 1976, they are held after the Olympic Winter Games.Whenever you think of Winter Games, skiing will surely come to mind. Athletes with disabilities can test their skills in a wide range of disciplines: slalom/giant slalom, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and biathlon. In contrast to the Paralympic Summer Games, only athletes with physical disabilities are usually allowed to participate.

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Wheelchair hockey: how and where to practice it

Wheelchair hockey: how and where to practice it

28/02/2018

Wheelchair hockey can be practised by anyone regardless of their disability, as it is designed for powered wheelchair users.The wheelchairs can be adapted in terms of their speed, whilst other aspects of the game can be modified, such as the stick length or the inclusion of additional security such as seatbelts, making it a safe sport for both children and adults. It can be practised by men and women regardless of age, including those with severe disabilities such as neuromuscular diseases, cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, hemiplegia, tetraplegia or spina bifida.

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