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Have your say: Are we an inclusive society?

Are people with special needs provided equal opportunity?

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 15:57 August 13, 2012
  • Gulf News

South Africa's double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius takes the start of the men's 400m heats
  • Image Credit: AFP
  • South Africa's double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius takes the start of the men's 400m heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London.

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.

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