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National Wheelchair Softball Association

"Wheelchair softball is an exciting and challenging summer sport that enables most wheelchair users to compete". The National Wheelchair Softball Association website provides history of the association, current events and tournaments, rules of the game, information about the teams and sponsors, how to become a member, and a photo gallery. The association was founded 30 years ago by people with spinal cord injuries and lower limb impairments.

National Wheelchair Softball Association

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability