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BBS UCLan & TPT Research Together!

BBS UCLan & TPT Research Together

BRITISH BLIND SPORT PARTNER WITH UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE AND THOMAS POCKLINGTON TRUST FOR IMPORTANT CHILDREN RESEARCH PIECE

Original post by  britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to undertake research investigating the physical development rates of children with sight loss compared to their sighted peers.

The research project will explore whether any link exists between a child’s sight levels and physical health levels, including measuring motor skills. It will also look to identify the key reasons that explain any quantifiable differences. Finally, our research will aim to identify the impact that reduced physical health or motor skills rates may have on a child’s individual mental wellbeing.

The partnership between British Blind Sport and UCLan will aim to demonstrate the impact of sight loss on children through various research methods, namely literature reviews, physical development and motor competence research with participants, wellbeing questionnaires, interviews with families and interviews with sector professionals.

British Blind Sport is excited to be embarking on this research partnership, and confident that the results will prove valuable to all stakeholders who support people with visual impairments, especially those in the sport and sight loss sectors.

This research partnership is vital to not only measuring the suspected development differences, but also understanding why those differences occur. The project’s findings will provide much needed evidence to inform future interventions and ensure any inequalities can be reduced.

Matt Reeves, from the University of Central Lancashire said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to better understand how visual impairment and the development of motor competences potentially impact physical activity levels and the subsequent influence this has on social and mental wellbeing. This is a hugely important issue to better understand and we are pleased to be helping BBS drive forward such important work.”

Alison Oliver, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting this research. It is so important that blind and partially sighted children are given the best opportunities to engage in activities that support their mental and physical wellbeing and this research will help shape the delivery of future services and interventions that support this.”

Logan Gray, National Partnerships Manager at British Blind Sport said: “We are extremely excited to be working with the University of Central Lancashire and TPT to undertake this important research to develop greater understanding of the potential impact that sight loss can have on the physical development and mental wellbeing of children. It will go a long way to informing the direction of our projects in the future, and helping us to understand the developmental needs of blind and partially sighted young people.”

For more information about the partnership, please contact support@britishblindsport.org.uk

 

Free Zumba Taster 26 Feb!

Free Zumba Classes at the TPT Hub
Venue:
Thomas Pocklington Trust (the Hub)
Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Phone:
0333 772 0956 M: 7852 886 100
Date:
26th February 2019
Cost:
Free


We are now running weekly classes and are also offering Free February VI Zumba Tasters every Tuesday throughout February, so book now!

Shabnam Shiad has joined our classes for the first time and after just three weeks, she tells us,

“I don’t mind travelling as far as I do, to go to a class where I feel so happy and energetic, during and after!” 

We are so glad you feel that way Shabnum, and we really hope to be able to spread across London in the near future.

Event details

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Thomas Pocklington Trust (Also known as Pocklington Hub)

Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

To Book: Call our landline on 0333 772 0956, our mobile on 07852 886 100 or email connect@illuminatefreedom.org

 

Free Zumba – 19 & 26 Feb!

Free Zumba Classes at the TPT Hub
Venue:
Thomas Pocklington Trust (the Hub)
Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Phone:
0333 772 0956 M: 7852 886 100
Date:
19th February 2019
Cost:
Free


We are now running weekly classes and are also offering Free February VI Zumba Tasters every Tuesday throughout February, so book now!

Shabnam Shiad has joined our classes for the first time and after just three weeks, she tells us,

“I don’t mind travelling as far as I do, to go to a class where I feel so happy and energetic, during and after!” 

We are so glad you feel that way Shabnum, and we really hope to be able to spread across London in the near future.

Event details

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Thomas Pocklington Trust (Also known as Pocklington Hub)

Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

To Book: Call our landline on 0333 772 0956, our mobile on 07852 886 100 or email connect@illuminatefreedom.org

 

Free Zumba – 19 & 26 Feb!

Free Zumba Classes at the TPT Hub

We are now running weekly classes and are also offering Free February VI Zumba Tasters every Tuesday throughout February, so book now!

Shabnam Shiad has joined our classes for the first time and after just three weeks, she tells us,

“I don’t mind travelling as far as I do, to go to a class where I feel so happy and energetic, during and after!” 

We are so glad you feel that way Shabnum, and we really hope to be able to spread across London in the near future.

Event details

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Thomas Pocklington Trust (Also known as Pocklington Hub)

Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

To Book: Call our landline on 0333 772 0956, our mobile on 07852 886 100 or email connect@illuminatefreedom.org

 

Help Improve AD in Museums!

Help Improve Audio Description in Museums

Are you a blind or partially sighted person who would like to help make museums and galleries more accessible? If so, we would love to hear from you!

What is the study about ?

A museum audio descriptive (AD) guide combines a description of an art work or object with factual background information. Although it is offered in many museums and galleries, very little research has looked at people’s experience of audio description. Researchers from the University of Westminster are looking at experiences of recorded AD for a series of photos, taken from the collections of the Museum of London.

We are looking for people with a visual impairment to take part. We are interested in all perspectives – whether you visit museums often or never ; whether or not you frequently experience AD or have never heard AD.  Your participation will contribute to the development of important understanding about what makes successful AD, and about its potential for use more widely across the museum sector.

What will I need to do?

We will ask you to listen to descriptions of 8 photographs through headphones. Afterwards, we will ask you some questions about your experience and what you thought of it. This stage should take around 1 hour.

One month later, we will ask you to complete a follow up questionnaire (which you can do at home), again asking about your thoughts and experiences. This questionnaire should take about 30 minutes or so.

We will offer you a range of options to complete the questionnaire to ensure that it is fully accessible.

Where and when is the study?

The first part of the study will take place in central London. Travel expenses can be covered – please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, to discuss further. The second part will be emailed (or can be carried out by telephone). We are looking for people to take part starting in September and dates are available to reserve now.

Rachel will also be running the study at Venue:  Pocklington Hub , Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG  on Monday October 1st and Monday October 29th.

How do I sign up?

Please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, on rachelsarahhutchinson@gmail.com or on 07816244469

We are also recruiting sighted participants for this study, so if you have friends or family who may be interested then they are very welcome to get in touch too.

As a thank you for your participation, we would like to offer all participants a £15 shopping voucher.

The University of Westminster is working in collaboration with the Thomas Pocklington Trust and VocalEyes for this study.