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Share your views on news articles featuring disabled people involved in sport and activity

17 August 2015

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), supported by Sport England, is embarking on a new multi-stage research project. The aim is to improve public perceptions of disabled people in sport and activity by supporting the media, and those who interact with it, to use approaches which position disabled people more positively.

The first stage of the project is to understand more from both disabled and non-disabled people on their views of written news articles. They want to find out the types of news channels people use to read about sport or activity as well as preferences in language, tone and content.

To do this, EFDS has created a survey. In this survey, they ask a number of questions regarding the way active disabled people are portrayed in local and national news channels. Some questions involve looking through articles and clicking of words.

EFDS appreciate some people with certain impairments require another format or support to answer. If this occurs, please email or call Emma Spring (details below) to arrange a personal interview.

It will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. EFDS welcome everyone’s views in this survey.

To take part in the online survey, please click on the link below:

EfdS online survey

To find out more about this project, please email Marketing and Communications Manager, Sarah Marl ( or call 07764 291671. 

For more information on research and insight, contact Emma Spring (by email: or by phone: 07817 787542).


You may wish to see our advice checklist before making a decision about participating in any survey: ADVICE CHECKLIST