News for vision impaired people

Topics covered include Blind and partially sighted Sports, Events,  VI technology and VI campaigns.

The first Paralympic Games triathlon competition is scheduled for Rio 2016

The first Paralympic Games triathlon competition is scheduled for Rio 2016

he first Paralympic Games triathlon competition is scheduled for Rio 2016, reproducing the Olympic event, but with adjustments made to the distances: 750m of swimming, 20km of cycling and 5km of running for athletes with different types of impairment. Because of the short distances, the event is known as sprint triathlon.

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Cricket: At Last! Some Summer Sunshine

Metro Devils Cricket Team

More blue sky than on any other day of the Metro season this year saw a game where Alan Turnbull was able to secure a 50 with a second superb batting performance of the season. This display came from a player who is seen to be more of a bowler than an all-rounder. His 15 at Hampshire at the start of the season had saved that game, sadly his 50 this week along with a second 50 of the season from skipper “DS”, was enough only to secure a winning draw against the visitors from Dorset.

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Summer is here! – Outside Social Sound Ball Session – Highgate – Sun 14th Aug

Outside Soundball Blind Tennis at Highgate 14 August

A Social Sound Ball session for Sunday 14th August 2016 Time: 1pm-3pm Venue: Highgate Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club, Shepherd’s Cot, Off Park Road, London N8 8JJ For more information please contact Linda Almond on almondall@aol.com

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Together We Will campaign encourages more disabled people to be active!

The Together We Will campaign shares first-hand experiences from people with different impairments or health conditions, about why being active is important to them. It also brings together useful information and support from the NDSOs on how and where you can begin getting active.

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Celebrate Illuminate Freedom’s First Birthday!

Illuminate Freedom Birthday Picnic Hyde Park 23 July

Celebrate Illuminate Freedom’s First Birthday! Date: Saturday 23 July 2016 Picnic in Hyde Park, 1pm Birthday Freedom Night, 6.30pm – To book please Phone: 07956 632 099

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