Category: Paralympics

Disability Japan Paralympics Sports

Wheelchair rugby players look for spotlight amid World Cup excitement

“The Japanese Para-Sports Association and the country’s wheelchair rugby federation have organized an international tournament in Tokyo during the Rugby World Cup partly in a bid to raise the recognition of the sport ahead of the Paralympics.The five-day World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019, which opens Wednesday, will see eight of the top-10 teams battling it out at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.”

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Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 organizers falling short of ‘diversity & harmony’ slogan [Mainichi Shimbun Editorial]

“Keyed to the slogan “diversity and harmony,” the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are being ballyhooed as events that will spur the creation of an inclusive society here in Japan. However, we must question whether those running the games have truly dedicated themselves to this goal.”

Blind Braille Disability Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Disability group claims Olympic and Paralympic ticket vendors inaccessible to the blind, violating Organizing Committee Guidelines

“The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee for 2010 did not create Braille materials explaining how to purchase tickets for the tournament or a CD that provides necessary information by voice. A disability organization argues that it is “in violation of the guidelines for ‘barrier-free’ set by the organizing committee.” ”