Equality in play – Survey on playground use in children with disabilities

KOMPAN research, equality in play

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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