As lockdown restrictions ease across the UK and more sport and physical activity providers are looking towards restarting sessions and opening up facilities, what better time to ensure that all coaches, staff members and volunteers are trained to ensure activities are inclusive and accessible for people with a visual impairment.
Along with UK Coaching, we at BBS created an eLearning course “Coaching people with a Visual Impairment” to raise awareness of the crucial role coaches play in helping people with visual impairments (VI) overcome barriers to participation in sport and physical activity. The course is designed to enable sport and leisure providers to feel more confident including people with a visual impairment.
Whilst predominantly sport-related, “Coaching People with a Visual Impairment” also provides users with transferable skills such as guiding, understanding of the different types of sight loss, risk assessment best practice and effective communication skills, which are crucial for all individuals supporting someone with a visual impairment.
“It’s really important the coach education starts at grass roots. There is still too many coaches who aren’t confident around visually impaired people.” Sophie Thornhill, Paralympic Champion
For more information on “Coaching People with a Visual Impairment” please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01926 424247.