“A lack of information is holding me back.”
Visually impaired people can often struggle to find information regarding accessible sporting opportunities.
We are happy to share your sports events on the British Blind Sport website, magazine, newsletter and social media accounts. Our events page is the most popular page on our website and we are keen to grow the amount of activities we share.
Poor and inaccessible content means that blind and partially sighted people may miss out on sporting opportunities as they can’t access poorly formatted adverts or news stories.
It might sound scary, but it is actually quite easy to create accessible content for visually impaired people.
It’s great to use images on Facebook and Twitter to quickly share information about your event. However, these images will not be accessible to blind people who use screen readers.
Always make sure the same information is available in both text and image formats.
The text of this tweet describes the important information from the image. A screen reader user has all the information they need.
If you are primarily sharing event information on the internet, we recommend you share a webpage link, rather than a Word or PDF document. It is easier for other organisations to share links on social media instead of documents.
If you are creating a Microsoft Word document and are using images, make sure you provide alternative text descriptions.
Make sure you share all important event information on your advertisements. To increase the likelihood of visually impaired people participating, we recommend you include:
To make this easy, we recommend you use style sets. They are easy to setup and helps make sure your documents are accessible.