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Get Yourself Active at Home: Jan – Feb Timetable

Get Yourself Active at Home  Jan - Feb  Timetable

Get Yourself Active at Home  Jan – Feb  Timetable

New accessible pre-recorded videos to support disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

The new ‘Get Yourself Active at Home’ timetable is now available and videos will be released in January on to our new YouTube channel.

These pre-recorded videos are designed to support disabled people and people with long term health conditions to be active at home.

The timetable includes four series all led by different trainers and involving a variety of different activities that can be carried out from the comfort of your home.

Videos created from the research will be released in January on to our new YouTube channel.

Seated Cardio and Strength with Ben

  • Tuesday 5th January
  • Thursday 7th January
  • Tuesday 12th January
  • Thursday 14th January

Multi-sport activities with Mark

  • Tuesday 19th January
  • Thursday 21st January
  • Tuesday 26th January
  • Thursday 28th January

Seated dance with Rachel

  • Tuesday 2nd February
  • Thursday 4th February
  • Tuesday 9th February
  • Thursday 11th February

Body weight workouts with Becky

  • Tuesday 16th February
  • Thursday 18th February
  • Tuesday 23rd February
  • Thursday 25th February

The ‘Sport England Active Lives Coronavirus Report’ (Oct 2020) shows that disabled people’s activity levels were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and they experienced a larger increase in inactivity levels. 56% of disabled people with 3 or more impairments are now inactive, rising by 11.2% from last year. During this difficult time, it is more important than ever that we are supporting disabled people to be active in a way that is right for them.

The Get Yourself Active team at Disability Rights UK have been working with Sense and Durham University to find out how disabled people have been staying active during the coronavirus pandemic, and to find out what resources can help people to stay active at home. Our survey was completed by over 450 disabled adults from across the UK, and we also interviewed 40 people to talk to them in more detail about their experiences and what they would like from future resources.

We have used the findings from our research to co-design accessible and inclusive pre-recorded videos using the experiences and feedback of disabled people and people with long term health conditions.

Liddie Bone, Get Yourself Active Project Manager, who led on the development of the resources, commented: “It’s more important than ever that disabled people are given opportunities to be active in a way that is right for them. What started as a small research project during the first lockdown has grown into a larger piece of work where we have now used our research to develop our own resources to support disabled people to be active at home. This not only means the videos are created using what disabled people have told us, but will mean the videos are accessible and as inclusive as possible.”

Alissa Ayling, Sense: “Being active at home is still a new concept for many, and accessible online content for disabled people is limited. We are delighted to be working alongside Disability Rights UK and Durham University on this insight-led initiative, ensuring that there are more opportunities for people to engage. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted inequalities that disabled people already faced and presented new ones in terms of accessing physical activity. This work has been vital in terms of breaking down barriers and providing new and engaging opportunities for people to keep active.

Professor Brett Smith, Duham University: “This work is impressive not least because it is informed by a strong evidence-base. Captured through survey’s and interviews, over 450 disabled people’s voices informed what resource to develop, what and who should be in it, and how it can be made usable. The videos are not only timely by helping to support disabled people get and stay active during these challenging times. The fact that the videos were created through research rigorously conducted with disabled people also lays a foundation for how future resources can be developed so that they achieve maximum impact.”

 

 

Get Yourself Active at Home:  Jan – Feb Video Timetable

Get Yourself Active at Home  Jan - Feb  Timetable

Get Yourself Active at Home  Jan – Feb  Timetable

New accessible pre-recorded videos to support disabled people to get active at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

The new ‘Get Yourself Active at Home’ timetable is now available and videos will be released in January on to our new YouTube channel.

These pre-recorded videos are designed to support disabled people and people with long term health conditions to be active at home.

The timetable includes four series all led by different trainers and involving a variety of different activities that can be carried out from the comfort of your home.

Videos created from the research will be released in January on to our new YouTube channel.

Seated Cardio and Strength with Ben

  • Tuesday 5th January
  • Thursday 7th January
  • Tuesday 12th January
  • Thursday 14th January

Multi-sport activities with Mark

  • Tuesday 19th January
  • Thursday 21st January
  • Tuesday 26th January
  • Thursday 28th January

Seated dance with Rachel

  • Tuesday 2nd February
  • Thursday 4th February
  • Tuesday 9th February
  • Thursday 11th February

Body weight workouts with Becky

  • Tuesday 16th February
  • Thursday 18th February
  • Tuesday 23rd February
  • Thursday 25th February

The ‘Sport England Active Lives Coronavirus Report’ (Oct 2020) shows that disabled people’s activity levels were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and they experienced a larger increase in inactivity levels. 56% of disabled people with 3 or more impairments are now inactive, rising by 11.2% from last year. During this difficult time, it is more important than ever that we are supporting disabled people to be active in a way that is right for them.

The Get Yourself Active team at Disability Rights UK have been working with Sense and Durham University to find out how disabled people have been staying active during the coronavirus pandemic, and to find out what resources can help people to stay active at home. Our survey was completed by over 450 disabled adults from across the UK, and we also interviewed 40 people to talk to them in more detail about their experiences and what they would like from future resources.

We have used the findings from our research to co-design accessible and inclusive pre-recorded videos using the experiences and feedback of disabled people and people with long term health conditions.

Liddie Bone, Get Yourself Active Project Manager, who led on the development of the resources, commented: “It’s more important than ever that disabled people are given opportunities to be active in a way that is right for them. What started as a small research project during the first lockdown has grown into a larger piece of work where we have now used our research to develop our own resources to support disabled people to be active at home. This not only means the videos are created using what disabled people have told us, but will mean the videos are accessible and as inclusive as possible.”

Alissa Ayling, Sense: “Being active at home is still a new concept for many, and accessible online content for disabled people is limited. We are delighted to be working alongside Disability Rights UK and Durham University on this insight-led initiative, ensuring that there are more opportunities for people to engage. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted inequalities that disabled people already faced and presented new ones in terms of accessing physical activity. This work has been vital in terms of breaking down barriers and providing new and engaging opportunities for people to keep active.

Professor Brett Smith, Duham University: “This work is impressive not least because it is informed by a strong evidence-base. Captured through survey’s and interviews, over 450 disabled people’s voices informed what resource to develop, what and who should be in it, and how it can be made usable. The videos are not only timely by helping to support disabled people get and stay active during these challenging times. The fact that the videos were created through research rigorously conducted with disabled people also lays a foundation for how future resources can be developed so that they achieve maximum impact.”

 

 

Blindness Awareness Month 2020 with TPT!

Blindness Awareness Month 2020 with TPT

Blindness Awareness Month 2020 with TPT!

Original Article by www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

October is Blindness Awareness Month – and gosh, do Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) have a packed programme of videos, podcasts, webinar events, articles and stories to share with you every day this month!

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts.

Every week during October we will share an instructive video on how our blind and partially sighted colleagues manage spreadsheets and CRM systems, create and deliver presentations, organise meetings and post on social media.

National Braille week falls within Blindness Awareness Month (5-11 October) so we will be sharing a series of articles, videos, a podcast and interesting facts about Braille and its place in everyday life.

The following week we have a focus on accessible tech. Our technology experts will be reviewing Google Look and two competing Braille products.  We will also have a head-to-head between the conference software Microsoft Teams vs Zoom and a webinar event on accessible tech for education.

The latter part of the month we focus on stories from blind and partially sighted people in the workplace and showcase employers who are getting it right.  We also share inspiring stories from young people.

Visit the TPT for more information: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

 

Here some of the highlights. Don’t miss these.


  • Monday 5 Oct:  Video – How to use a Braille machine

Is braille being usurped in the fast-paced technological world?  Read Blog Post Here


  • Monday 12 Oct: Tech Review: Google Look
  • Tuesday 13 Oct: Tech Review: Orbit Reader 20 and Mantis Q40
  • Wednesday 14 Oct: Webinar – Education Technology
  • Thursday 15 Oct:  Podcast – Teams and Zoom goes head-to-head
  • Friday 16 Oct:  Video – Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

  • Tuesday 20 Oct: Video – employment through volunteering
  • Wednesday 21 Oct: Video – Managing and monitoring social media

  • Tuesday 27 Oct: Video – Performing CRM tasks using JAWS

 

Visit the TPT for more information: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

 

Education technology support webinar, 14 Oct 6.30 pm!

Blind & VI Bowls Videos Launch!

Our 3 new Blind & VI Bowls Videos Launched

On 29 May, Metro Blind Sport have released a new series of videos to improve the delivery, understanding and participation of visually impaired bowls.

A recent Sport England Active People Survey showed disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled. With support from the Greater London Fund for the Blind and the Masonic Charitable Foundation, Metro Blind Sport has created a series of videos to help to reverse this trend.

The three bowls videos are designed to show how visually impaired bowls is played, how to take part and the benefits it has on participants. The videos will share first-hand experiences from people with a variety of visual impairments, so others can learn from their stories, helping them to understand the health and social benefits of playing bowls.

Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video Links Below

It is intended that the videos are used in bowls clubs, schools and sporting groups across the country to demonstrate how blind and partially sighted bowls is enjoyed by players all around the UK. The videos are an ideal resource for coaches who want to support the growth of visually impaired bowls.

Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport

“The videos have been made to make a positive change and support more people to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle through playing bowls. Bowls is such an inclusive sport and these videos are providing an understanding of how blind and partially sighted people can play sport and be active.”

Amit Amin, Double UK VI Bowls Champion and member of Metro Blind Sport

“For some time, we have needed a video to showcase blind and partially sighted bowls. Visually impaired bowls is an activity that can be played between sighted people and those with a visual impairment and I believe the videos will give more knowledge and confidence to support those people enjoying our fabulous sport.”

Below the 3 videos in a Playlist

 

 

Our Cricket Videos are Launched!

Metro Blind Sport Cricket Videos launched!

Metro Blind Sport Cricket Video Press Release 21.05.19

On 21st May, Metro Blind Sport have released a new series of videos to improve the delivery, understanding and participation of visually impaired cricket. The new videos are launched on the day that the ICC World Cup Trophy Tour comes to visit the Metro Blind Sport cricket teams in North London.

A recent Sport England Active People Survey showed disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled. With support from the Greater London Fund for the Blind and the Masonic Charitable Foundation, Metro Blind Sport has created a series of videos to help to reverse this trend.

The three cricket videos are designed to show how visually impaired cricket is played, how to take part and the benefits it has for participants. The videos share first-hand experiences from people with a variety of visual impairments, so others can learn from their stories, helping them to understand the health and social benefits of playing cricket.

It is intended that the videos are used in cricket clubs, schools and sporting groups across the country to demonstrate how blind and partially sighted cricket is enjoyed by players all around the UK. The videos are an ideal resource for coaches who want to support the growth of visually impaired cricket.

Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport

“The videos have been made to make a positive change and support more people to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle through playing cricket. Visually impaired people have told us that they are unaware of the opportunities that exist. These videos are providing an understanding of how blind and partially sighted people can play sport and be active.”

Rory Field, Metro 1st Team Captain of Metro Blind Sport

“For some time, we have been needing a video to showcase blind and partially sighted cricket. I believe the videos will give coaches more knowledge and confidence to support those people enjoying our fabulous sport. Launching these videos alongside the ICC Trophy Tour demonstrates just how inclusive the game of cricket can be.”

Olivia Curno, CEO of the Greater London Fund for the Blind

“We are proud to support Metro Blind Sport in the production of these fantastic videos. Knowing about and getting access to sport and wider cultural activities should be as easy for London’s blind and partially sighted communities as anyone else. We are committed to ensuring that all Londoners have access to the rich cultural, economic and social opportunities of our city.

To view the videos please see below links and if you like,  please subscribe as we have a lot blind and partially sighted sports video coming very soon!