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Women Wheelchair Athletes

This link provides access to a free journal article that speaks to issues of women who use wheelchairs during sport competition. This study explored the attitudes and perceptions of 10 women wheelchair athletes about sports media by soliciting their opinions and concerns using both mainstream and disability print and web-based sport media.

 Although this study was limited to female wheelchair athletes analyzing web-based and print media, the themes can provide a basis for the analysis and future study in the rising area of sports media research as it relates to females and individuals with disabilities.

The article was published in Disability Studies Quarterly, by Jean Ann Hargreaves and Dr. Brent Hardin from the University of Alabama. 

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