Study on VI Running Outdoors During COVID-19

University Study on VI Running Outdoors During COVID-19

Are you visually impaired and usually run outdoors for exercise?

OR

Are you visually impaired and have taken up outdoor running during social distancing?

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire and Solent University are investigating the impact of the coronavirus lockdown upon visually impaired (VI) runners. This study will explore VI peoples’ experiences of outdoor running and evaluate the impact of government measures –including two metre distancing – upon their participation. Data will be collected using online, semi-structured interviews in which participants will be invited to share their experiences.
You may take part in this research if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are a resident in the UK
  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Have a visual impairment
  • Regularly participate in outdoor running as exercise OR have taken up outdoor running as exercise since social distancing guidelines were published on 23rd March 2020.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact either Dr Jess Macbeth by email at jlmacbeth@uclan.ac.uk or via twitter @Macbeth_Jess  or Dr Ben Powis by email at ben.powis@solent.ac.uk or via twitter @DrBenPowis

 

 

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