Blind Sports SA is a not for profit disability sporting organisation which actively encourages blind and vision impaired people to take part in the sport of their choice by promoting and developing competitive and recreational sports. We believe that lives are enriched through participation in sport through developing other life skills such as independence, confidence and social connection.
Unfortunately, blind or vision impaired students, in particular, can be excluded from sporting activities within schools and clubs due to a lack of awareness of options for modification of the games and inclusion of these students. By encouraging participation in different sports using simulation glasses and blindfolds, participants’ awareness is improved and participants gain a better understanding of how sports can be adapted to include everyone.
V.I.S.I.O.N. - Blind Sports SA’s Vision Impaired Sports Inclusivity Opportunities Networking program has been developed to increase awareness of the skills and abilities of blind or vision impaired people and educate the wider community of how sports can be modified for the inclusion of all participants. This interactive program is suitable for all ages including school students, teachers, parents, universities, OHSC or for community groups such as scouts & girl guides, Sporting Organisations, clubs and Corporate entities.
During the sessions, we discuss how sports are modified for the blind or vision impaired before undertaking a fun, practical session, using vision loss simulation glasses and blindfolds. Session times are flexible and the program can be modified to accommodate specific needs and can include different sports and activities applicable to the age of participants. All equipment is provided and we also aim to raise the profile of Paralympian, State or National representatives through their assistance during the session.
Sports and activities can include:
We are fundraising to help cover the costs of delivering our V.I.S.I.O.N program. By making a donation you are helping increase awareness of the skills and abilities of blind or vision impaired people and educating the wider community of how sports can be modified for the inclusion of all participants.
Please support us by making a tax deductible donation today!