People with a disability


People with disability face a number of societal barriers and discrimination, which can lead to exclusion from participating in sports and other physical activity opportunities. There is proof that sport can make a difference, reduce stigma and discrimination and empower people with disability.

Resources and websites to help your club better engage with people with disability.

  • AAA Play: Operated by Reclink Australia, Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) provides Australia's only dedicated referral and connection service for people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria. As a sport and recreation club you can promote or list your business online at AAA Play to reach a wider audience. AAA Play also host a number of information sessions, webinars and create a number of resources that include tips and other information on how to be more inclusive.

  • Disability Sport and Recreation: Provide and promote positive health outcomes for people with disability, through meaningful engagement in sport and active recreation. They assist people with disability to find a sport or activity they enjoy, work with sports clubs, program providers and venues to offer opportunities for people with disabilities, raise awareness in schools about disability and how to be more inclusive and ensure that the voice of people with disability is of heard. DSR also offer a number of free resources via their website.

  • International Day of People with A Disability (IDPwD): (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. Visit their website to how you can get involved (as an individual or organisation) and learn how to break down barriers for people with disability.

  • Clearing House for Sport: Provides a number of resources on sport and people with disabilities.

  • Disability Sports Australia (DSA): Is Australia’s peak national body representing athletes with a physical disability.

  • Vic Sport: Considers approaches clubs should use when looking to increase participation amongst people with disabilities.

  • City of Darebin: Have created a guide that provides advice, ideas and practical ways that your club can become more inclusive of people with a disability.

  • Special Olympics: Online learning platform SOA Learn helps students grow and enhance skills and abilities to mentor people with intellectual disabilities and autism, and provide them with greater sporting opportunities.

  • Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV): enhances the lives of people throughout Victoria who are blind or vision impaired through sport and recreation. Supporting more than 1,200 members, BSRV encourage people with no or low vision of all ages and backgrounds to lead more healthy and active lifestyles.

  • Deaf Sports Vic: Is the state parent sporting body in Victoria representing the deaf and hard of hearing community. DSRV is a non for profit organisation that also manages Victorian representatives of Australian deaf sports teams competing in local competitions. DSRV plays a role in putting deaf and hard of hearing Victorians in touch with various sporting clubs and keeping the community informed of events and opportunities for meeting new and like-minded people.
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