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The "Manifesto for accessible and inclusive sports" and a new Facebook page on sport and disability

An Erasmus+ youth exchange, organized by the Italian Union for The Blind and the Partially Sighted, took place in September 2016 in Tirrenia (Pisa, Italy). The camp was attended by both sighted and visually impaired young people from Cyprus, Finland and Italy.

During the exchange, not only did participants have the opportunity to learn about sports adapted to the visually impaired, but also to try them all themselves. This eye-opening insight into accessible sport, new to many of them, made them realize the value of sharing, solidarity and personal commitment in today's society.

As a result of the discussions carried out during the week, young participants drafted a "Manifesto on the accessibility of sport and sport facilities. This document can be of great use to make public authorities, educational institutions and individuals aware of the importance of sport accessibility, not only for disabled people but for the whole community.

Another tangible result of the exchange is the Facebook page "Sport Ability: fun, solidarity and participation", dedicated to accessible sports and launched very recently. The page will need everybody’s support to become a real tool for the exchange of information and good practices among individuals and associations dealing with accessible sports, both at national and international level. So, what are you waiting for? Thumbs up!