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Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind & Partially Sighted People

Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted People

The purpose of the video resource library from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to support athletes, teachers, families and community members in implementing instructional strategies when working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Original Full Youtube Playlist: link Here

Locomotor Skills Videos

Helping educators build the foundational knowledge needed to teach individuals who are blind and visually impaired locomotor skills, including, gallop, hop, horizontal jump, leap, running, skipping and sliding.

Locomotor Skill: Galloping

 

Locomotor Skill: Hopping

 

Horizontal Jump

 

Locomotor Skill: Leap

 

Locomotor Skill: Run

 

Locomotor Skill: Skipping

 

Locomotor Skill: Sliding

Supporting Documents: Link Here

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Website: https://nwaba.org/

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

We will have tactile diagrams of each skill by May 15, 2020! Check back soon!

US Based Info

If you are US based you can find out more about NWABA’s adapted equipment lending library, the full video resource library and their PE consultation support in the video below.

NWABA Resources: Sports Adaptations Program Introduction

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

 

8 Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted!

8 Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted!

The purpose of the video resource library from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to support athletes, teachers, families and community members in implementing instructional strategies when working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Original Full Youtube Playlist: link Here

8 Locomotor Skills Videos

Helping educators build the foundational knowledge needed to teach individuals who are blind and visually impaired locomotor skills, including, gallop, hop, horizontal jump, leap, running, skipping and sliding.

Locomotor Skill: Galloping

 

Locomotor Skill: Hopping

 

Horizontal Jump

 

Locomotor Skill: Leap

 

Locomotor Skill: Run

 

Locomotor Skill: Skipping

 

Locomotor Skill: Sliding

Supporting Documents: Link Here

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Website: https://nwaba.org/

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

We will have tactile diagrams of each skill by May 15, 2020! Check back soon!

US Based Info

If you are US based you can find out more about NWABA’s adapted equipment lending library, the full video resource library and their PE consultation support in the video below.

NWABA Resources: Sports Adaptations Program Introduction

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

 

Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 24 Aug – 5 Sept 2021

Rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 24 Aug - 5 Sept 2021

British Paralympic Association statement on rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

original post by paralympics.org.uk

The British Paralympic Association has praised the speed with which the Tokyo 2020 Games have been rescheduled following the decision to postpone due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The International Paralympic Committee has confirmed the Games will take place between August 24th and Sept 5th 2021 and that already qualified athletes for Tokyo 2020 will remain qualified.

Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive of the BPA said: “We recognise the huge collective effort of the International Paralympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, Tokyo Organising Committee and the Japanese Government on agreeing the new dates so quickly.

We hope this will give Paralympic athletes the certainty they need to refocus on achieving their goals at the Tokyo Games next year.

We recognise many challenges still lie ahead in the battle with the global COVID-19 pandemic and athletes will not be able to return to their training schedules for some time yet.

The clear priority now is stemming this public health crisis and ensuring people follow the Government advice to stay safe and well.

Our planning for the Games will continue throughout this time to ensure ParalympicsGB can inspire the nation once again.

We firmly believe Tokyo 2020 has the potential to be the biggest and best Paralympics in history, unifying the world and demonstrating just what is possible when we all work together towards a common goal.”

 

 

eLearning Course: Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course 'Coaching People with a Visual Impairment'.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course ‘Coaching People with a Visual Impairment’.

original article on britishblindsport.org.uk/

This new course raises awareness of the crucial role coaches’ play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity, complementing UK Coaching’s ‘Person-centred’ principle of great coaching.

Tennis Coach, coaching two people with a visual impairment
Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

“It’s really important the coach education starts at grassroots. There are still too many coaches who aren’t confident around visually impaired people.”

Sophie Thornhill, Paralympic Champion

  • Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide individual
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course
Coach guides a swimmer at the poolside.

 

Cost

£8.99 for non-BBS member and £5.99 for members after discount.

Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk

Ready to give it a try? Why not take a FREE Demo.

Accessibility

This course has been designed with accessibility in mind and has been rigorously tested. We aim to make the experience as accessible and easy to use as possible. This course works on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop using Google Chrome.

If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers:

  • HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

Visit the UK Coaching website to take a FREE Demo of Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

* All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.

 

eLearning Course: Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course 'Coaching People with a Visual Impairment'.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

British Blind Sport and UK Coaching have created a new eLearning course ‘Coaching People with a Visual Impairment’.

original article on britishblindsport.org.uk/

This new course raises awareness of the crucial role coaches’ play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity, complementing UK Coaching’s ‘Person-centred’ principle of great coaching.

Tennis Coach, coaching two people with a visual impairment
Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

“It’s really important the coach education starts at grassroots. There are still too many coaches who aren’t confident around visually impaired people.”

Sophie Thornhill, Paralympic Champion

  • Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide individual
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course
Coach guides a swimmer at the poolside.

 

Cost

£8.99 for non-BBS member and £5.99 for members after discount.

Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk

Ready to give it a try? Why not take a FREE Demo.

Accessibility

This course has been designed with accessibility in mind and has been rigorously tested. We aim to make the experience as accessible and easy to use as possible. This course works on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. For the best experience, we recommend you complete it on a desktop using Google Chrome.

If you have a visual impairment, we have designed the course to work with screen readers:

  • HTML5: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Flash: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11

Visit the UK Coaching website to take a FREE Demo of Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

* All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.