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Participation in physical activity for people with disabilities has varied and substantial benefits. However, many people with disabilities are insufficiently active.1 The gap in activity has also widened during the COVID-19 pandemic2 exacerbating health inequalities and causing a growing public health concern.
Globally there has been an increasing focus on the importance of national policy to address population levels of physical inactivity and reduce health inequalities. One of the cornerstones of policy, is national guidelines on physical activity.3–5 Recent UK Chief Medical Officers physical activity guidelines for disabled people recommended performing strength activities on two or more days a week and at least 150 min of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week for substantial health gains.1 In addition the UK guidelines co-produced physical messages with people with disabilities and called for the use of inclusive communication of guidelines in future work.1 6 7 The new WHO global guidelines for physical activity and disability4 echoed the UK guidelines, providing support for its recommendations for physical activity for disabled adults and inclusive communication.
To maximise the impact of national and global physical activity guidelines, and reduce participation inequalities, inclusive, pragmatic and efficient communication is vital.1 6 Infographics are an effective way to help to do this.
However, the UK infographic8 (online …
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Contributors The infographic idea was conceived by RN and then developed by all authors; RN and VC produced the initial infographic, which was then revised by all authors; all authors approved the final version of the infographic.
Funding This study was funded by National Research Fund, South Africa (Grant number: 117535). The research reported in this publication was supported by the Fogarty International Centre (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, Office of Strategic Coordination, Office of the Director (CF/OSC/OD/NIH), Office of AIDS Research, Office of the Director (OAR/OD/NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH/NIH), award number D43TW010131.
Competing interests None declared.
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