British Blind Sport are proud to launch an extensive study exploring the barriers that restrict visually impaired people from enjoying sport and how successful participants have overcome those challenges.
We have worked for 40 years to help blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of people with visual impairments, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. We are keen to work with both existing and new partners to develop relationships that will provide greater sporting opportunities for people with sight loss.
It is often just small adaptations to an event or more thoughtful communication, which can make a huge difference in encouraging and enabling visually impaired people to join in and participate.
London 2012 saw visually impaired athletes such as David Clarke (former blind footballer) and Libby Clegg (runner) demonstrating that people can achieve great things, regardless of their impairment. Progress has been made in providing more accessible sporting provision, but we must continue working together to find ways to best support the VI community.
Please visit the Overcoming Barriers to Participation research section to learn how to make your sporting activities more accessible.
Thank you to Sport England for supporting the development of this research study.
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