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Equipment Barriers

“One of the big problems is the writing [legibility] on the machines.”

Availability of adaptive equipment

Finding quality, adaptive equipment for visually impaired sport can be challenging. 

Solution: Identify providers of adaptive equipment

If you are trying to source accessible equipment or you’ve had enquiries from participants, here are a few options:

If you are struggling to find the correct equipment, please get in touch with us and we will help you:

Inaccessible equipment at facilities

Facilities might have existing equipment that is inaccessible or difficult to use by blind and partially sighted people.

Solution: Conduct an equipment & facility audit

While we always recommend selecting adaptive equipment, we are aware that existing equipment may not have been designed with visually impaired people in mind.

Test equipment with blind and partially sighted people to check if they are able to use it and identify problems. Blind and partially sighted people have different needs and may face different problems with equipment.

If you need professional support, inclusive design consultancies can provide auditing and design advice.

Sport England has an audit checklist for assessing if facilities are accessible for people with disabilities. We recommend you use this audit: