A Landmark Ruling for Disabled Students in Sports

Sports and Society Administrator January 29, 2013 0

By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Associated Press
Jan 25, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education has ruled that schools must make “reasonable modifications” to ensure that disabled students have an equal opportunity to participate in school sports. Many are now interested to see the impact on school sports as some predict a large increase in the participation of disabled students, similar to the growth of female participation after Title IX was passed. One example of a reasonable modification is to allow for hand signals to start a track race to provide a modification for deaf students who cannot hear the starters gun. To read more on this topic, view the original article:

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