efe-epaBy Carlos Meneses Sanchez Sao Paulo

Young disabled Brazilians roll up and down steep ramps, bump their way down stairs and launch themselves from heights without thinking twice at a skateboard park in this metropolis.

Despite living in a country whose public spaces often are inaccessible to handicapped individuals, they have learned to move about thanks to the skills developed in the extreme sport of wheelchair motocross (WCMX).