An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The aim of this study was to identify the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities participating in the Paralympicgames.The sample consisted of (64)participantswith physical, visual and hearingdisabilities enrolled in Oman Paralympic Committee and Jordan Paralympic Committee. To achieve the objective of the study, an electronicrating scale was developedand distributed to the participants.The scaleconsisted of (60)items divided into three subscales: administrative and technicalchallenges, logistics challenges, and psychological and socialchallenges. The results indicated that the participants face a number of challenges in the administrative, technical, psychologicalandsocial, financial,andlogisticsbutthe level of these challenges differsaccording to the country in favor ofindividuals with disabilities in Jordan and no statistical differences due to the type of disability.This study recommended establishing of academic programs in Jordanian and Omani universitiesto prepare trainers in the sport of individuals with disabilities,holding workshops for employees in this sport, and including players with health insurance and social security.