Encyclopedia of Sports & Recreation for People With Visual Impairments:

ISBN-10: 1623960401
ISBN-13: 9781623960407
Authors: Andrew Leibs
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Not long ago, most blind and visually impaired people grew up without ever playing sports; they sat on the sidelines, and kept score during gym-protected rather than included. In the 1980s, few people had ever heard of the Paralympic Games or accessible recreation. Today, promising blind athletes can receive residency at the US Olympic Training Center; runners compete for prize money and national championships, and most ski resorts offer adaptive programs throughout the year where blind people can ski, cycle, and kayak-often for free. The Paralympic movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ever-increasing expectation for inclusion among the disabled have inspired an…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Information Age Pub Inc Number of pages: 282 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.946 lbs. Language: English