Wheelchair Basketball 2 (Stock Footage)

Wheelchair Basketball 2 (Stock Footage)

Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people in wheelchairs. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the governing body for this. Information on playing wheelchair basketball as a sport including learning the rules and scoring of the game in different countries. Wheelchair basketball is played in accordance with NCAA rules with very few exceptions. These exceptions are: Player Any individual who, because of permanent severe leg disability or paralysis of the lower portion of the body, will benefit through participation in wheelchair basketball and who would be denied the opportunity to play basketball, were it not for the wheelchair adaptation, is eligible. Wheelchair The height of the seat must not exceed 21” from the floor. The height of the foot platform or first point of contact must be no more than 4 7/8” from the floor. Seat cushions are permitted for medical and therapeutic reasons; a medium weight foam rubber is permitted (2 maximum thickness for Class III players and 4 maximum thickness for all other players). A heel strap of 1 1/2” width (minimum) must be attached to the foot platform bars. Each chair must be equipped with a roll bar or other protective device to ensure against damage to the playing surface. Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis with others every day. They are denied. The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience.

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