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Instructional Fitness Skills Videos from the NWABA

Fitness Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted from the NWABA

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.

Fitness Skills Videos

Helping educators build the foundational knowledge needed to teach individuals who are blind and visually impaired in fitness skills, including, full push-up,  modified push-up, running, sit-up, jumping jack, jumping rope.

Fitness Skill: Full Push-up

 

Fitness: Modified Push-up

 

Fitness Skill: Jumping Jack

 

Fitness Skill: Jumping Rope

 

Fitness Skill: Sit-Up

Fitness Skill: Running

Supporting Documents: Link Here

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

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.

 

New Support Service for Students with Vision Impairment

New Support Service for Students with Vision Impairment with TPT

NEW SUPPORT SERVICE FOR STUDENTS WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT

Starting university can be daunting for someone with vision impairment, and is likely to prove even more challenging during the current pandemic – but help is at hand from the new Student Support Service from Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT).

TPT has launched the new service to help vision impaired students entering Further or Higher Education not just during the COVID-19 pandemic but to provide ongoing support. It provides resources and guidance to help students navigate this life-changing period – and forge positive networks with people in similar situations.

Tara Chattaway, Student Support Service Manager at TPT, said: “We know it can be challenging under normal circumstances for anyone with vision impairment to go through an enormous change like starting at university, but in the current crisis it is going to be even more difficult.

“Within the wider resources both for students and professionals in Further and Higher education, we have produced a number of resources in response to questions and needs that will arise for students in the coming months and beyond.”

TPT’s Student Support Service offers support in a number of ways:

  • Student Support Line.  The new telephone support line – launched today – provides friendly and knowledgeable advice for students who have specific concerns or questions around starting Further or Higher education.
  • Covid-19 support: New guidance for students with vision impairment and professionals supporting students entering Higher Education during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Student resources: A range of practical information and ‘how-to’ guides on meeting the challenges of Further and Higher education.
  • Student Support Facebook Network. This new Facebook group allows students to share advice and information, ask questions, and connect with those going through similar situations.
  • Student stories: Students are encouraged to share their experience and tips of Further and Higher Education, such as the challenges in accessing the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Emma Hughes, Director of Services at TPT, said: “Research shows that when students with vision impairment reach the age of 16 and move onto Further and Higher Education they face a number of barriers and additional challenges.  This often leads to them having to repeat the same level modules, stay in FE/HE for a longer period than their peers or even drop out altogether.

“The new Student Support Service is designed to support these young people, creating a community where they come together for support, and providing information and advice, with the aim to reduce the drop-out rate and need for young people with vision impairments to retake modules. It will also support graduating students in their next steps towards employment.”

The Student Support Service can be accessed via TPT’s website: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/student-support 

 Tara added: “We want to encourage students who are in, or about to enter, university to contact us with their thoughts on the content that will be most useful to them.  We can then tailor our content to ensure we are producing the information and tips that they need.

“We will be developing the new Student Service Facebook group and, when the lockdown ends, looking to hosts events to prepare students for this incredibly important phase in their lives.”

 

VI Salsa Dance Starts 24 Feb!

Blind and partially sighted Salsa Dance Classes 24 Feb with Visualeyes

Blind and partially sighted Salsa Dance Classes – VisualEyes with Bhavini!

Interested in learning salsa dancing? Want to improve your fitness and meet others? Well, now you can! Blind and partially sighted people can learn salsa dancing from London’s most popular training company, Salsa Secrets.

With over 20 years of experience, providing you with high-class teaching standards, the sessions will be in a relaxed and friendly environment, fusing different styles together to create a fun and exciting learning experience. Classes will be:

  •  Fun & energetic catering to all levels of ability
  • Improve balance, co-ordination, fitness & stamina
  • Increase confidence & a great opportunity to meet new people
  •  Accessible for people with Sight Loss

We are offering a 16-week course at special rates!
Dates: Monday 24th February 2020 – Monday 6th of July 2020 (Excluding  Monday 13 April Easter and Monday 25 May Late May Bank Holiday )
Time: 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Venue: The Thomas Pocklington Trust, BMA House, Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Cost: £10 per session or receive £15 off when you book the course (payable in advance)

Meet and greet service available on request
For more information and to confirm your place, please call Bhavini Makwana on 07956 583203 or email bhavini@visualeyeswithbhavini.com
Don’t forget to follow VisualEyes on Facebook and like the page:
www.facebook.com/visualeyeswithbhavini/

 

 

VI Salsa Dance 6 July

Blind and partially sighted Salsa Dance Classes with VisualEyes
Venue:
The Thomas Pocklington Trust, BMA House, Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Time:
5.15 pm - 6.45 pm
Phone:
07956 583203
Date:
06th July 2020
Cost:
£10 per session or receive £15 off when you book the course (payable in advance)


Blind and partially sighted Salsa Dance Classes – VisualEyes with Bhavini!

Interested in learning salsa dancing? Want to improve your fitness and meet others? Well, now you can! Blind and partially sighted people can learn salsa dancing from London’s most popular training company, Salsa Secrets.

With over 20 years of experience, providing you with high-class teaching standards, the sessions will be in a relaxed and friendly environment, fusing different styles together to create a fun and exciting learning experience. Classes will be:

  •  Fun & energetic catering to all levels of ability
  • Improve balance, co-ordination, fitness & stamina
  • Increase confidence & a great opportunity to meet new people
  •  Accessible for people with Sight Loss

We are offering a 16-week course at special rates!
last Date: Monday 6th of July 2020
Time: 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Venue: The Thomas Pocklington Trust, BMA House, Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Cost: £10 per session or receive £15 off when you book the course (payable in advance)

Meet and greet service available on request
For more information and to confirm your place, please call Bhavini Makwana on 07956 583203 or email bhavini@visualeyeswithbhavini.com
Don’t forget to follow VisualEyes on Facebook and like the page:
www.facebook.com/visualeyeswithbhavini/

 

 

VI Salsa Dance 22 June

Blind and partially sighted Salsa Dance Classes with VisualEyes
Venue:
The Thomas Pocklington Trust, BMA House, Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Time:
5.15 pm - 6.45 pm
Phone:
07956 583203
Date:
22nd June 2020
Cost:
£10 per session or receive £15 off when you book the course (payable in advance)


Blind and partially sighted Salsa Dance Classes – VisualEyes with Bhavini!

Interested in learning salsa dancing? Want to improve your fitness and meet others? Well, now you can! Blind and partially sighted people can learn salsa dancing from London’s most popular training company, Salsa Secrets.

With over 20 years of experience, providing you with high-class teaching standards, the sessions will be in a relaxed and friendly environment, fusing different styles together to create a fun and exciting learning experience. Classes will be:

  •  Fun & energetic catering to all levels of ability
  • Improve balance, co-ordination, fitness & stamina
  • Increase confidence & a great opportunity to meet new people
  •  Accessible for people with Sight Loss

We are offering a 16-week course at special rates!
Dates: Mondays until Monday 6th of July 2020
Time: 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Venue: The Thomas Pocklington Trust, BMA House, Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Cost: £10 per session or receive £15 off when you book the course (payable in advance)

Meet and greet service available on request
For more information and to confirm your place, please call Bhavini Makwana on 07956 583203 or email bhavini@visualeyeswithbhavini.com
Don’t forget to follow VisualEyes on Facebook and like the page:
www.facebook.com/visualeyeswithbhavini/