The study found that despite those with disabilities representing nearly 20 per cent of the country's population, about 95 per cent of characters with disabilities on television are played by able-bodied
The inclusion debate most recently focused on Markus Rehm and his bid to be allowed to compete with able-bodied
Results of the questionnaire revealed that young people with cerebral palsy rated their overall quality of life as comparable to that of their able-bodied
The Trapshoot Circuit offers disabled shooters the chance to compete against able-bodied
Hynd, a Paralympic champion at the 2008 Beijing Games, said: "Sessions like the one in Swansea are a great way to show disabled and able-bodied
children they can enjoy swimming together, whatever their aspirations.
It was amazing for me to be chosen for the able-bodied
Undergoes tests in Germany to ensure that his 'blades' do not give him an advantage over able-bodied
Then, last fall and earlier this year, Pistorius posted two Olympic-level times in the 400 meters, missed a third such time by less than a quarter of a second, and won a medal competing against able-bodied
athletes in the African Championships.
In all our events - whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports - we include both disabled and able-bodied
According to scientists, Pistorius burns about the same amount of energy and has the same endurance at top speeds as able-bodied
This September, in the 2011 world championships, Oscar Pistorius became the first amputee sprinter to compete--and win a medal--against able-bodied
Pistorius is on track to qualify for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics after he became the first Paralympian to win an able-bodied
World Championship medal last week.
But for the past 24 years the gutsy student has been defying the odds to take part in challenges most able-bodied
people would never dream of attempting.
What started as a sporting idea for disabled people quickly became popular with able-bodied
people too, and for the first time disabled people can play with or against able-bodied
people on an equal level.
Yet their efforts to win gold are arguably more Herculean than those of their able-bodied
counterparts; if we're talking sporting heroes then they win the title hands down.