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IPC stages accessibility workshop in Bonn

Para Athletics from Thailand in action during in Asian Para Games 2018 at JAKARTA
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) hosted an Accessibility Workshop in Bonn, Germany, from 2-3 December, to discuss with various stakeholders on how to collectively improve on accessibility and inclusion within the Movement.

The second day (3 December) of the workshop coincided with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities and aligned with the IPC’s vision to ‘make for an inclusive world through Para sport.’

Apart from the IPC, representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), future Organising Committees – Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028-, industry experts and commercial partners participated.

Paralympic Games Integration Director Thanos Kostopoulos stated: “The Paralympic Games offer a unique opportunity to transform attitudes and drive accessibility initiatives forward.

“To ensure the continued success of the Games and the resulting legacies they bring, the IPC will be hosting a series of targeted workshops to provide stakeholders with a platform to collaborate and share knowledge.

“I want to thank the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community as well for their support in staging this workshop.”

The two-day workshop was the first in the series and focused on emerging treads in the world of accessibility, and how the IPC can harness these advancements to further raising its standards.

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