1 May 2013

As the society integrates the inclusion model in their policies and dynamics, Universities will also articulating measures to address and respond to students with disabilities, and technology plays a crucial role as inclusive tool. The convergence process among technology, disability and education, necessarily involves the reformulation of the concept of accessibility, which has undergone an evolution from models focusing on purely technological issues to contextual approaches in which the educational scenario begins to emerge itself as an own environment. This paper proposes an innovative model of intervention in the processes of planning and development of accessibility, which tries to cover the gap generated by the technological frameworks, providing an educational approach capable of guiding decision-making process in order to implement an inclusive culture in Universities.

2 January 2007

The aim of this study is an approach to the knowledge of the social relations of 252 people with different types of disabilities, in the scope of their leisure and free time, from their own perspective by means of self assessment questionnaire.

The obtained results show that in the sample there are very few significant differences in the establishment of friendship and pair relations according to the sort and type of disability. Mainly they take part in leisure and free time activities including sports their hobbies and leisure spots are the ones proper to their age group and there is no significant trend with respect to their groupings, in spite of the multiple barriers they must overcome to achieve accessibility and social integration.



Key Words: Disabilities, social relations, leisure and free time, sports, accessibility, statistical test