Could telling your story to encourage blind and partially sighted people to become more active?
See Sport Differently is a three-year funded programme, led by RNIB and delivered in partnership with British Blind Sport (BBS). Which aims to motivate blind and partially sighted people to take part in sport and physical activity.
We’re seeking stories to feature in the campaign, and would love to hear about how you became active.
What were your concerns at the beginning? What barriers did you overcome? And how do you feel now? What are your top tips for anyone getting started?
Dance Dosti is a dance programme created by Step Change Studios in partnership with Metro Blind Sport and supported by Vision Foundation. We want to support people with sight loss to be active. Dance Dosti is especially focused on people from a South Asian background.
We know there are challenges that can be specific to culture and disability. We would appreciate a few minutes of your time to share your views, which will help us and other dance and fitness providers in our efforts to create activities that meet your needs.
If you are unable to access the survey, please email us: email@example.com or leave a message on: 07642 895461 and we will contact you to complete the survey with you.
Thinking about trying something different? Try Dance Dosti and take part in pre-recorded online dance sessions. Our free sessions are created as short-bursts of activity to help you fit it in around your daily life, when and where you want.
All video and audio sessions are free to the Dance Dosti community once you register for free. You only need to register once to start dancing.
As part of its Diversity and Inclusion campaign, Badminton England is undertaking a study aimed at understanding the barriers to play and improving the accessibility of the sport.
British Blind Sport is working closely with Badminton England to explore the possibilities within the sport and ensure that visually impaired people have the opportunity to participate. To do this, we need to understand your experiences, challenges and needs.
The survey will allow Badminton England to gain further insight into how they can make meaningful changes to support under-represented groups in their sport.
Everyone is welcome to complete the Diversity & Inclusion survey and share their experiences. All responses will remain confidential.
Badminton England Diversity & Inclusion Consultation
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“At Badminton England we strongly believe that everyone should be able to access and enjoy our sport regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, background or circumstances.
We are committed to embedding inclusive practice across badminton and passionate that we are stronger together when trying to achieve this aim.
Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected us all with the latest Government announcements and restrictions meaning we cannot currently get on court to play. Recently published Sport England research however, found that disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups have been disproportionately impacted.
So, we believe now is the time to come together as a sport – through learning, understanding and practice – to demonstrate our desire to be a sport for all. We commit to improving our understanding of experiences and removing barriers to play, because we know that we are a community that is stronger together.”
How To Get Involved
They have also launched the Badminton England Inclusion Hub, a large resource to help clubs and sessions be more inclusive. Finally, Badminton England encourages you to share your successes and stories with the #StrongerTogether hashtag on Social Media.
*Access facilities and support includes, for example, accessible / Blue Badge parking, accessible / Changing Places toilets, alternative formats (braille, captions, large print, transcripts), audio description, British Sign Language interpretation, digital or live subtitles, hearing loop, sensory map / Visual Story, step-free access.
VocalEyes, Stagetext and Autism in Museums are access organisations working in the arts and heritage sector.
We’ve teamed up to research visitor experiences so we can better inform the thousands of venues across the UK to what extent they are meeting or failing to meet the access requirements of their visitors.
The survey has 24 questions and should take about 20 minutes to complete.