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Disability support catagorisation

From: Ben Kirk <ben@imin.co>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:04:16 +0100
Message-Id: <3A57D527-436F-4E60-9C3A-23E193A9B8E3@imin.co>
To: public-openactive@w3.org, Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@theodi.org>
Hi all,

As we’ll be discussing disabilities in our next call I wanted to share a few notes on how Get Active and Open Sessions describe disability support in sessions.

Get Active uses the following five broad categories.

Deaf
Learning Disability
Mental Health Condition
Physical Impairment
Visual Impairment

Open Sessions is also based on these five categories, while providers can also opt to show ‘Please ask for more information’ as a sixth option to encourage potential attendees to make enquiries about their specific requirements before turning up.

We’ve seen other regional activity finders use similar but more specific categorisation. E.g. Active Gloucestershire have:

Autism / Asperger’s
Deaf
Learning Disability
Lower Limb Impairments
Manual Wheelchair Users
Power Wheelchair Users
Upper Limb Impairments
Visual Impairments

There are also some disability lists out there with far more granularity. E.g. Deloitte Parasport has:

Amputee
    Legs Single
    Legs Double
    Arms Single
    Arms Double
    One Leg, One Arm
    One Leg, Two Arms
    Two Legs, One Arm
    Two Legs, One Arm
    Two Legs, Two Arms
    Dwarf
Cerebral Palsy
    CP1-4 Wheelchair Users
    CP5-8 Non-Wheelchair Users
Spinal Cord Injury
    Paraplegic
    Quadraplegic
Visual Impairment
    B1 - Blind
    B2 - Partially Sighed
    B3 - Visually Impaired
Learning Disabilities
Other Impairments
    Dwarfism
    Torso

(CP1 being highest level of impairment, CP8 being lowest level of impairment)

However it’s worth noting that Deloite Parasport has been designed to guide users with impairments to information about which sports they could potentially do, as apposed to using the above categories to tag and classify actual sessions.

I hope this is helpful, looking forward to discussing in more detail on the call.

Ben

Ben Kirk
imin <http://www.imin.co/>
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