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Tokyo 2020 publish accessibility guidelines


The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has published its Accessibility Guidelines which aim to ensure the Olympic and Paralympic Games in three years' time are fully inclusive and accessible to everyone.
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Over half of Premier League Stadiums still inaccessible for fans with disabilities


Only 7 premier league clubs have stadiums that provide the recommended fully accessible toilets for disabled fans, according to a new 'Toilet League Table' released by learning disability charity Mencap.
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German athletes to benefit from new funding


Seventeen German summer and winter sport Para athletes will benefit from new funding designed to help them find a better balance between work and training.
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Rio 2016 Paralympics smashed all TV viewing records


The Games reached a cumulative TV audience of more than 4.1 billion people in more than 150 countries. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were the most viewed in history attracting a record cumulative audience of more than 4.1 billion people.
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Chronic pain: Physical activity affects pain modulation in the elderly


Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
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EDF & Broadcasters draw up common proposal to improve access to audiovisual media services


The European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) have made a common proposal to improve the accessibility of audiovisual media services for persons with disabilities.
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