Tag Archives: blind

Study: increasing awareness in society!

Study to raise awareness regarding blind and partially sighted people!

Image above:  Screengrabs from Cass business school website video showing a whale in the Thames by tower bridge and a lion roaring on the London rooftops – slogan is in a world of Noise get Noticed

Lack of awareness as an inclusion barrier for the blind and sight impaired: The challenge of increasing the awareness in society.

What is the purpose of the study?

The aim of the research project is to develop a useful prototype tool that could allow organisations, institutions and charities to raise awareness regarding blind and visually impaired people, and by this mean the society inclusivity.

Further information and contact details

Juan Francisco Madico Vizquerra
MSc Innovation Creativity and Leadership – 2019/20 Student
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ

Email: Juan.Madico-Vizquerra@cass.city.ac.uk

Download Participant Information Sheet link:  Click here

 

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEET

Title of study: Lack of awareness as an inclusion barrier for the blind and sighted impaired: The challenge of increasing awareness in society.
Researcher: Juan Francisco Madico Vizquerra

We would like to invite you to take part in a research study. Before you decide whether you would like to take part, it is important that you understand why the research is being conducted and what it would entail from you.

Please take the time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like to receive more information. You will be given a copy of this information sheet to keep.

What is the purpose of the study?

The aim of the research project is to develop a useful prototype tool that could allow organisations, institutions and charities to raise awareness regarding blind and visually impaired people, and by this mean the society inclusivity.
The duration of the study is until the research project submission date, 1st September, since this was established by the 2019/2020 Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership programme.

Why have I been invited to take part?

All the participants are chosen randomly via LinkedIn or email. The main requirements for taking part in the study are: (i) living currently or have lived in the last years in the UK, and (ii) being between 21 and 60 years old. If you decide to either take part or not in the study, it will have no effect on assessments, marks or future studies.

Do I have to take part? Participation in the project is voluntary, and you can choose not to participate in part or all of the project. You can withdraw at any stage of the project without being penalised or disadvantaged in any way. It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.

What will happen if I take part?

If you decide to be involved in the research project process, you will be involved in one or all of the above activities (based on your consent and availability):

  •  Answering an online survey – 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Attending phone and/or video interviews – 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Participating in virtual co-design workshops – 45 to 60 minutes (likely 2 sessions).

The participants will meet and/or could contact the researcher during all of the stages of the process (e.g. online surveys, interviews and workshops).

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, all of the processes will take place virtually via remote communication tools such as phone calls, video calls, online communication.

Data privacy statement

City, University of London is the sponsor and the data controller of this study based in the United Kingdom. This means that we are responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. The legal basis under which your data will be processed is City’s public task.

Your right to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in a specific way in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personal-identifiable information possible

for further information please see

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/public-task/ 

City will use your name and contact details to contact you about the research study as necessary.

If you wish to receive the results of the study, your contact details will also be kept for this purpose. The only people at City who will have access to your identifiable information will be Juan Francisco Madico Vizquerra.

City will keep identifiable information about you from this study for 1 year after the study has finished. You can find out more about how City handles data by visiting https://www.city.ac.uk/about/governance/legal. If you are concerned about how we have processed your personal data, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) https://ico.org.uk/

Who has reviewed the study?

This study has been approved by City, University of London Business School Research Ethics Committee.

What if there is a problem?

If you have any problems, concerns or questions about this study, you should ask to speak to a member of the research team. If you remain unhappy and wish to complain formally, you can do this through City’s complaints procedure. To complain about the study, you need to phone 020 7040 3040.

You can then ask to speak to the Secretary to Senate Research Ethics Committee and inform them that the name of the project is ‘Lack of awareness as an inclusion barrier for the blind and sighted impaired: The challenge of increasing the awareness in society’.

You can also write to the Secretary at:

Anna Ramberg
Research Integrity Manager
City, University of London, Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB
Email: Anna.Ramberg.1@city.ac.uk

Further information and contact details

Juan Francisco Madico Vizquerra
MSc Innovation Creativity and Leadership – 2019/20 Student
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ
Email: Juan.Madico-Vizquerra@cass.city.ac.uk

Professor Neil Maiden
Research Project Supervisor
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ
Email: neil.maiden.1@city.ac.uk

Thank you for taking the time to read this information sheet.

 

Donate to Metro Blind Sport Reactivating Activity!

Donate to Help Metro Blind Sport Continue after Lockdown is over!

Donate to Metro Blind Sport

Metro Blind Sport – Reactivating Activity

Encouraging blind and partially sighted people to be active once the lockdown measures are relaxed, and some form of social distancing remains, will be dependent on how we can help stimulate activity for our members.

In response to Covid-19 pandemic, Metro Blind Sport have had to cease all activity until such time that the government provide guidance about restarting activity in a safe manner.

Please visit our JustGiving page to donate https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MBSreactivating

The founders of Metro Blind Sport created the charity for four principle reasons;

  • To create sport PARTICIPATION opportunities for blind and partially sighted people;
  • To share INFORMATION on the sporting opportunities available to blind and partially sighted people;
  • To COMMUNICATE the benefits of sport and physical activity on the lives of blind and partially sighted people to participants, national governing bodies, operators and the wider sport and leisure sector;
  • To have FUN.

47 years later, those same four principle reasons remain firmly at the heart of what we do. Visual impairment does not have to prevent people from playing sport.

Encouraging blind and partially sighted people to be active once the lockdown measures are relaxed, and some form of social distancing remains, will be dependent on some significant changes to improve accessibility and access to information and activities. We are therefore asking for your support during these difficult times.

If you can make a donation, however small, it will place Metro Blind Sport in a positive position to stimulate activity as quickly as possible once sport and physical activity can recommence. This could ensure that we can reach as many people as possible, promoting our members physical and mental wellbeing through the power of sport and social connectedness.

Thank you so much for supporting Metro Blind Sport and our blind and partially sighted members.

Please visit our JustGiving page to donate https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MBSreactivating

 

Survey on COVID-19 Physical Activity!

Survey: Social Distancing & Physical Activity in Blind and VI People

COVID-19: Social Distancing & Physical Activity in Blind and Visually Impaired UK Residents.

COVID-19 (corona virus) has impacted the UK considerably. People have been instructed by the government to remain at home unless making essential travel (e.g. food shopping) or for a single daily exercise activity. This has likely disrupted regular physical activity habits across the nation and increased the likelihood/ opportunity to engage in sedentary behaviour.

This research seeks to understand how physical activity habits have been affected by self-isolation using a short online questionnaire (20-30mins) aimed at individuals aged >18 years living in the UK that have been unaffected by any recent health issues before and during the self-isolation period but who are blind or visually impaired.”

Survey link below

https://blindsport.uk/ActivitySurvey

 

Survey / Questionnaire support

This questionnaire has been designed to accommodate as best as possible those with a visual impairment.  The software may struggle to work on mobile devices if a screen reader or magnifer is being used.  If you wish to have support in the form of a reader to help you fill in the questionnaire, please contact Clare Strongman at:

clare.strongman@anglia.ac.uk

Section A:  The Research Project

 

Full Title of project

COVID-19: Social Distancing & Physical Activity in Blind and Visually Impaired UK Residents

 

Purpose of study

To investigate the impact of the stay at home policy enforced by the UK Government on the 23rd March 2020 on the physical activity habits of blind and visually impaired UK residents. This is a collaborative study between Anglia Ruskin University and British Blind Sport.

 

Who are the researchers? 

Dr Dan Gordon – Staff Member at Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Marie Gernigon – Staff Member at University of Paris Saclay

Patrick Swain – Ph.D. Student at Northumbria University

Clare Strongman – Ph.D. Student at Anglia Ruskin University

Henry Chung – Ph.D. Student at Anglia Ruskin University

Viviane Merzbach – Researcher at Anglia Ruskin University

 

Why have I been asked to participate?

You have been asked to take part in this research if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Are a resident in the UK
  2. Are social distancing due to COVID-19
  3. Are aged 18 years or older
  4. Have not altered your physical activity levels due to a change in health status
  5. Have a visual impairment

 

How many people will be asked to participate?

We are looking for a minimum of approximately 100 participants.

 

Do I have to take part?

You do not have to take part if you do not want to. You do not have to provide a reason.

 

Has the study got ethical approval?

This study has been approved by the ethics committee at Anglia Ruskin University.

 

Legislation relating to this study

General Data Protection Regulation (2018)

 

What will happen to the results of the study?

The results of this study are intended to be written up for scientific publication with the possibility to be presented at scientific conferences and disseminated through social media outlets.

 

Contact for further information

Dan.gordon@anglia.ac.uk

 

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.