Equality in play – Survey on playground use in children with disabilities

Children with disabilities have diminished access to playgrounds, survey shows

Play between children with disabilities and typically developing children support the areas of self-efficiency, tolerance, and empathy in both user groups. This survey from the KOMPAN Play Institute shows that 71% of the wheelchair users found their nearest playground to be inaccessible. Additionally, the survey points out the activities the children prefer.

Playgrounds are well-known motivators for effectively getting children to be physically active, in a fun way. However, in order for this to be true for children of all abilities, playgrounds need to be equally accessible and interesting to both groups.

 

 

 

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