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Environmental Issues in Exercise Promotion

  • Sherry L. AdamsEmail author
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Abstract

Environmental issues affecting the disabled population include the environment itself. This chapter will focus on how the disability model has changed over time beginning with marginalization and institutionalization of people with disabilities to incorporating and including people with disabilities into the environment by establishing built environments to meet the needs of people with all types of disabilities. This universal paradigm incorporates focus groups and information gathering from people with disabilities along with people in the community, developers, city planners, architects, and engineers who are working toward an inclusive and encompassing environment for all people. This will afford people with disabilities the same opportunities and success as able-bodied or what is often referred to as the normative population. This team-based and inclusive approach will result in a more productive population and in turn improve quality of life in individuals with disabilities.

Abbreviations

ACA

Affordable Care Act

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

NIDILRR

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research

WHO

World Health Organization

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimerUSA

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