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British Blind Sport and RDA launch guide to visually impaired equestrian sport

British Blind Sport and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) are proud to launch a new educational resource, designed to support visually impaired (VI) people who take part in equestrian sport and activities. National charities, British Blind Sport and the RDA are working in partnership to better understand the needs of visually impaired people when accessing equestrian sport. With support ... Read More »

British Blind Sport launch Guide to Visually Impaired Archery and Shooting

National Disability Sports Organisation, British Blind Sport has launched a brand new guide to enable coaches, leaders and club personnel to learn more about sight loss and eye conditions and have a greater understanding of the needs of people with visual impairment who want to take part in the sports of archery or shooting. The charity, that provides sporting opportunities ... Read More »

British Blind Sport hosts National Festival in Coventry

Following hot on the heels of the successful Paralympics in Rio, British Blind Sport’s annual Visually Impaired (VI) Festival of Sport is taking place on Saturday 22 October at Bablake School, Coundon Rd, Coventry, CV1 4AU from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and is FREE to all blind and partially sighted people aged 5 and over. Alaina MacGregor, CEO, said: ... Read More »

British Blind Sport Expand Education Library

British Blind Sport, the National Disability Sport Organisation committed to enhancing and improving sport and physical activity for people living with sight loss, is pleased to announce the publication of its fifth Educational Resource. The Visually Impaired Friendly Sport resource offers in-depth guidance and advice to help sport providers learn more about the impairment and how to adapt and modify ... Read More »

New research for better opportunities for young disabled people

New research released today (Wednesday 9 December 2015) highlights a clear need to engage disabled people in sport and physical activity at a young age. Active Beyond Education? was produced in partnership and illustrates some of the ways to prevent a decline in participation as people move into adulthood. The findings will support educators, healthcare professionals and sport providers to ... Read More »

British Blind Sport launches Christmas fundraising campaign on World Sight Day

 In the UK, there are an estimated 25,000 children under sixteen years old, who are blind or partially sighted. Approximately 64 per cent of those are educated in mainstream schools (RNIB survey of VI services, 2012). Many children with visual impairments face barriers in physical activity. The reasons for this can include poor inclusive PE teaching and limited access to ... Read More »

British Blind Sport launch new activity pack for visually impaired children

British Blind Sport have announced the launch of a new pilot study, First Steps: activity pack for visually impaired children. 53 children with sight loss and their families are participating in the study and will receive their First Steps activity packs over the next couple of weeks.  Thomas Davies from British Blind Sport said: “We have worked for 40 years to ... Read More »

Britsh Blind Sport name Ben Quilter as Youth Patron

British Blind Sport are excited to introduce Ben Quilter, judo Champion, as our newest patron. His excellence in sport and positive attitude make him a natural role model for young people and an excellent ambassador for British Blind Sport. In a recent interview, Ben said that he is looking forward to the role and the chances it will give him ... Read More »