Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
From the Youth Voice Journal archives comes the Youth Voice Journal Special Edition 2011 – The youth perspective on the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
This special issue focuses on the London Paralympic Games, which organisers hope will inspire the world by demonstrating that disability does not have to act as a barrier to participation in sport. To make this a reality, the Games’ organising bodies devised an ambitious plan of works and projects to ensure accessibility and promote social inclusion. But, in a bid to reduce public spending there has, in the past year, been a desperate e ort to save as much public money as possible, which inevitably has had an impact on the Games.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE TOWER PROJECT
SOCIAL INCLUSION AND DISABILITY: A YOUNG PERSON’S 01
YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:THE FORGOTTEN VOLUNTEERS?Alex Burch, 25 yrs
THE YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME: WHERE ARE THE YOUNG DISABLED LEADERS?
THE 2012 PARALYMPICS: ACHIEVING A SOCIAL LEGACY FOR 14
YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILTIES?
THE PARALYMPICS: AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENT FOR ALL? 19 HOW A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF DISABILITY CAN INCREASE THE CAPACITY TO ENGAGE WITH THE GAMES
The Special Issue can also be downloaded from Kindle here