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Call for Abstracts: Disability Sport: Why do we ‘dis’ people’s abilities? Conference

Following on from the success of the first two conferences held in 2012 and 2014, the Centre for Business in Society will be hosting an international, inter-disciplinary conference for academics and practitioners.

The conference will be held at Coventry University, UK from 27-29 June 2016

The conference will focus on the use of disability sport as a tool for peace, development and social inclusion.

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Conference Themes

The conference itself will be based around four main themes:

  • Sport and health for people with disabilities
  • Paralympic Legacies
  • Disability sport for peace and development
  • Disability sport and social inclusion

Presentations

Possible areas for presentations include, but are not restricted to:

  • Inclusive sports programmes and policies (recreational/school/city/national)
  • Disability Sport as a tool for peace and development in post-conflict zones
  • Sport as a tool for the rehabilitation of individuals disabled as a result of conflict
  • Disability sport and its impact upon non-disabled perceptions of disability
  • Disability sport and the Higher Education sports curriculum
  • The potential economic and social impact of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Sport as a human right for people with disabilities
  • Disability, sport and identity
  • The impact of disability discrimination in the provision of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Technology and disability sport: where does man become machine?
  • Historical issues in disability sport and the Paralympic Games
  • The Media and disability and Paralympic sport
  • The impact of sport on the health of people with disabilities
  • The elite non-disabled sporting model and disability sport: impacts, problems and possibilities
  • Marketing disability sport: problems and possibilities
  • International perspectives on disability sport
  • Disability sport and international diplomacy

There will also be opportunities for posters and suggestions for workshops.

For further information please see the website at http://www.coventry.ac.uk/disabilitysportconference

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