Children with disabilities have less than half the chance of accessing 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. It further points out what 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 truly apply for children with or without disabilities, playgrounds need to be equally accessible and interesting to both groups.
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