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Overcoming Barriers to Participation

A 2014 research study exploring how blind and partially sighted people overcome the barriers to participation to enjoy a lifetime of sport.

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Introduction from the CEO

Thank you for your interest in our Overcoming Barriers to Participation research. This extensive study explored the barriers that restrict visually impaired people from enjoying sport and how successful participants have overcome those challenges.

While this research shows that some progress has been made in providing more accessible sporting provision, there is still more work to be done. We are keen to work with our existing partners and develop new relationships to ensure we provide greater sporting opportunities for people with sight loss.

I would like to thank all of our participants and Sportswise for conducting this research on our behalf.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Thomas Davies, our Insight & Information Officer:

Thank you,

Alaina MacGregor
CEO, British Blind Sport