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Upskilling: Disability


In order to answer these questions successfully and complete this upskilling module you will need to read the text relating to adapting your sessions to Disabled People. Click here to download it.


1. According to the Disability Discrimination Act, what is the definition of disability?

A person who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
A person who is unable to access a building independently and requires assistance from a carer
A person who has a medical condition which prevents them from carrying normal day-to-day activities
A person who requires the use of access aids to carry out normal day-to-day activities e.g. walking stick, wheelchair, mobility scooter etc.

2. What is the purpose of the Disability Discrimination Act?

To improve the infrastructure of the UK, increasing the number of newly built facilities that are suitable for wheelchair users
To increase the number of disabled people taking part in sport and exercise
To prevent disabled people being denied access to goods, services, employment and education on the grounds of disability
To ensure all buildings in the UK are refurbished to make them more accessible to disabled people

3. Which of the following is a reason that physical activity is recognised to be particularly beneficial for disabled people?

It can improve their CV fitness and muscular endurance
It can improve their ability to perform activities of daily living
It can improve their body image and self confidence
It can improve their psychological well-being

4. What is the purpose of the Inclusive Fitness Initiative?

To prevent legal action being taken against leisure facilities
To provide guidance and support to leisure operators interested in welcoming disabled people into their facilities
To ensure that leisure facilities are DDA compliant
To enforce the Disability Discrimination Act on behalf of the government