Education and Training

Education and Training

Educational Resources and e-learning

We believe that everyone has the right to participate in a sport of their choice. However, there are many barriers to overcome to allow those with a visual impairment to have the same opportunities as sighted people.

Coaches and volunteers play an important role in developing recreational activities across the country. We want to ensure that they have the knowledge to create an inclusive and accessible sporting environment for people with sight loss.

Therefore, we are creating training resources to assist those who are delivering sporting sessions with support and guidance on how to include people with sight loss.

Online Coaching Course

Two VI Footballers are lead by the coach each holding one of his shoulders.Coaching People with a Visual Impairment

Working with UK Coaching, British Blind Sport have created a new eLearning course called 'Coaching People with a Visual Impairment'. The new course raises awareness of the crucial role coaches play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity, complementing UK Coaching’s ‘Person-centred’ principle of great coaching.

More on the Coaching People with a Visual Impairment e-learning course

Educational Resources

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A Guide To Visually Impaired Friendly Sport

This resource helps coaches support visually impaired people. The extensive resource will help you understand sight loss and gain knowledge of specific eye conditions as well as guiding and supporting, adapting and modifying sports and physical activity to include visually impaired people into mainstream sessions and understanding the pathways available for VI people.

Download the PDF version of A Guide to Visually Impaired Friendly Sport
Download the Word version of A Guide to Visually Impaired Friendly Sport

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Boccia Resource

British Blind Sport has worked with Boccia England to develop an inclusive resource that will help to support more blind and partially sighted players to participate in boccia. The new resource teaches coaches how to include blind and partially sighted people in boccia and provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently deliver visually impaired (VI) boccia in club, school, and community settings.

Download the PDF version of Visually Impaired Boccia
Download the Word version of Visually Impaired Boccia

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This athletics resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment in track, field and road-running activities. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making athletics sessions accessible to how to be a great guide runner. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.

Download the PDF version of Visually Impaired Friendly Athletics
Download the Word version of Visually Impaired Friendly Athletics

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Archery and Shooting Resource

This resource has been designed to educate the coaching and club network to ensure a greater knowledge of V I Archery and VI Shooting and help enhance opportunities for more V I people to take part in these exhilarating sports.

Download the PDF version of A Guide To Visually Impaired Target Sports
Download the plain text version of A Guide To Visually Impaired Target Sports

 

Image of the Delivering Equestrian Activity for Visually Impaired PeopleEquestrian Resource

Kindly funded by Sport England and working in partnership with the RDA, this resource is designed to educate coaches, leaders and staff at equestrian centres across the country about sight loss and the needs of people with a visual impairment in equestrianism. It also provides recommendations on how they can adapt their equestrian opportunities to make them more suitable for VI people.

Download the PDF version Delivering Equestrian Activities for Visually Impaired People
Download the Word version of Delivering Equestrian Activities for Visually Impaired People

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Football Resource

This football resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment on and around the football pitch. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making football sessions accessible to how to progress through the FA's pathways. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.

Download the PDF version of Visually Impaired Friendly Football
Download the Word version of Visually Impaired Friendly Football

 

Image of Coaching Footballers with a VI resource front coverScottish Football Resource

Created with the Scottish FA, this new guide contains the specific information needed to assist anyone who is delivering football activities with support, ideas and guidance on how to include people with a visual impairment.

Download the PDF version of Coaching Footballers with a Visual Impairment
Download the Word version of Coaching Footballers with a Visual Impairment

 

An image of a Guide to Visually Impaired Friendly JudoJudo Resource

This judo resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment in the judo environment. The extensive resource provides many recommendations on how to make judo sessions accessible and help VI participants comfortable in the environment. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.

Download the PDF version of Visually Impaired Friendly Judo
Download the Word version or Visually Impaired Friendly Judo

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Swimming Resource

This swimming resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment in and around the swimming pool. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making swimming sessions accessible to how to accommodate guide dogs at the leisure centre. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.

Download the PDF version of Visually Impaired Friendly Swimming
Download the Word version of Visually Impaired Friendly Swimming

 

Swimming e-learning Course

Developed in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association. i-Learn aims to provide support, ideas and guidance for anyone involved with swimming on how to include people with a visual impairment more effectively and is free to complete.

Access the Online Swimming Course

 

Picture of the front page of the document, girl holing a tennis racket, with the title 'Tennis Any Body - Guide to Visually Impaired Tennis'Tennis Resource

This tennis resource, developed by the Tennis Federation now know under the LTA, helps players, coaches and tournament organisers support people with a visual impairment within tennis sessions and activities. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making tennis sessions accessible to the rules of VI tennis and understanding sight classifications. The resource also provides information on organisations who support the sport further.

Download the PDF version of Visually Impaired Friendly Tennis

 

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Walking Resource

British Blind Sport has teamed up with Walking for Health, Sensing Nature and Dr Karis Petty to produce a guide to help people understand how walks can be made safe and accessible for people living with sight loss. This useful guide also explores why schemes like Walking for Health can be beneficial for people living with sight loss, raising awareness of the importance of tailored support, in both specialist and mainstream walking groups.

Download the PDF version of the Guide to VI Walking
Download the Word version of the Guide to VI Walking

 

 

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MSc Adapted Sport Handbook

The University of Worcester is offering a post-graduate qualification in Adapted Sport. The course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills demanded of an Adapted Sport practitioner on entering employment or remaining and progressing in employment and/or advancing to further study. The below handbook provides a suitable overview of the course. For more information, visit https://www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/adapted-sport-msc

Download the PDF version of the MSc Adapted Sport Handbook