Oscar Pistorius became the first athlete in the world to compete in a Summer Olympics track event despite being a double amputee.
Almost simultaneously, ticket sales for the Paralympic Games have broken all records, even exceeding the sales set by the last edition in Beijing.
In a month that saw the triumph of the human spirit, we debate – have we become a truly inclusive society?
Join our debate and argue out on the following statements:
• Sports is the only field that can claim to be truly inclusive.
• The education system across the world has failed to create a culture of inclusiveness.
• A focus on bottom line is stopping corporations from investing in jobs and facilities for people with special needs.