Disability and Inclusiveness in Schools
Baseball and softball are very accessible sports. People with hearing, visual impairments, physical or mobility issues and those with learning difficulties can usually take part in the sports without modification. Adaptations to the rules are rarely required and accommodation for most limitations is easily made. The nature of softball as a co-ed sport means that it is unusually progressive in its approach to inclusion and open access, with a keener focus on participation than on performance. This eases many of the obstacles that might be associated with disability participation in some other sports.
BSUK is committed to delivering programming for all and as such is working in each of our priority regions to develop opportunities available to those with disabilities.
BSUK has identified people with learning disabilities as the primary focus group within our proactive approach to disability programming. Initial discussions are taking place with a number of local partner organisations, as well as Little League International, to secure support for such programming.