Making sport and physical activity accessible for all

Wednesday 8th May 16:55 - 17:30

There are 11 million disabled people in the UK – who are almost twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people – yet a large portion are keen to take part and be more active. Creating the right environments and interventions to overcome barriers to participation are key.

What are the steps that facilities and operators can take to make simple low cost adaptations to make facilities more inclusive? And how can inclusive approaches to grass route sport make participation more exciting, enjoyable and accessible?

Chair

Lyndsey Barrett, Senior Occupational Therapist & Founder at Sport for Confidence

Developing and delivering inclusive sporting initiatives

Speaker

Dr Hayley Barton, Associate Director at Access Sport

Inclusive approaches to adapting facilities for all

Speaker

Martin Symcox, CEO at Metro Blind Sport

Kerl Haslam, Chief Executive at SportsAble