EFDS call on active and non-active disabled people to contribute in new research project
Saturday, 24 November 2012
November 24 - The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have called upon all active and non-active disabled people in the country over the age of 14 to take part in their new research project.
The research project is based on an online questionnaire that looks at the lifestyles and motivations of disabled people in England in order to help shape the future of sport and fitness for them.
This research will be the EFDS's largest project to gather insight on disabled people's opinions on sport and fitness in England yet.
"The EFDS are keen for every disabled person to take part in the survey- whether active or not," said the organisation in a statement.
"We realise a lot of useful information can be found through non-active disabled people.
"The reasons why disabled people are not active are just as important as why they are.
"Running until Christmas, the survey will be accessible for people with all impairments through online, telephone or face to face.
"It also allows people to fill the survey out on disabled people's behalf.
"The hope is that sports bodies, disabled people's organisations and disabled people themselves will pass the link on to their contacts.
"With more disabled people using the survey to share their own views- the more scope EFDS will have to ensure disabled people are represented effectively in strategy and provision for years to come.
"This way, EFDS can support sports organisations to deliver programmes, which respond to disabled people's current needs and the realistic market."
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
The survey is for anyone who considers themself to be a disabled person that is aged 14 and above and lives in England.
The survey is available by clicking here.
Respondents who require particular support and cannot use the online survey tool are asked can conduct the survey via telephone at 01509 227752.