At British Blind Sport, we 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 encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.
To gain a detailed understanding of visually impaired people and where they sit within the sporting landscape. This will allow us to inform and assist national governing bodies in supporting blind and partially sighted people overcome issues and support further participation.
We commissioned Sportswise to conduct an independent research study. They spoke to a large number of visually impaired people through telephone interviews and focus groups.
Sportswise asked the 207 telephone participants a set of standard questions to ensure consistency. The topics included:
The 35 participants were organised into 6 focus groups, spread across 4 locations: