People of disabilities may encounter some barriers when participating in physical activities.
The main barrier will be transportation barriers as it becomes difficult for people with
different type of disabilities such as people with visual impairments, amputee, and cerebral
palsy to travel to the sport centres. In order to overcome this barrier, the organisations like
Special Olympics, Paralympics and Deaflympics can organise for the transportation of people
2. Art Therapy
Art therapy is a very good way to encourage people with disabilities to respond and
participate in arts. Art provides a way for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings,
especially when there are constraints that limit them to write or speak. Art also encourages
the people to develop their creativity. It can also be used to entertain and enrich them.
Painting, scrapbooking, colouring books, jewellery making, knitting and other crafting
activities are just some of the art activities that disables people can enjoy.
Barriers and a strategy to address and monitor them
Sometimes the people with disabilities may not want to cooperate with other people and
want to stay alone due to their illness. This is the behaviour and attitude barrier which limits
to develop their creativity by involving in art related activities. It can be overcome by
involving the family of the person with disability as family are the ones who knows the person
with disability better than others and hence, they can convince the person to participate in
the art therapy.
3. Nature activities
Nature activities encourage people with disabilities to go out in an open space, breathe some
fresh air and appreciate their natural surroundings. Scavenger hunts and summer camps are
examples of nature activities that allow them to exercise their visual and tactile abilities.