Webinar recording: Accessible sports and leisure VI Forum in the West Midlands
Let’s get out more!
As restrictions have now been relaxed, it is an ideal opportunity to encourage existing sport sessions, coaches, clubs, and venues to ensure they are accessible for blind and partially sighted people. In July, West Midlands Sight Loss Council held a VI forum all about accessible sports and activities for blind and partially sighted people in the region. Good news —a subtitled recording of the seminar is now available to view!
Here’s your chance to catch up on a seminar jam-packed with ways to get involved in sports and an interesting discussion about what can be done in the region to make sport more accessible to blind and partially sighted people.
During the seminar, the accessibility Manager for the Commonwealth Games, Emma Clueit, spoke about volunteering opportunities for blind and partially sighted people at Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Andy Corkill, South Staffordshire Helper, spoke about ways to get involved in tandem bike riding through an organisation called Charlottes Tandems. Charlotte’s Tandems lend tandem bikes to people with disabilities who cannot ride a bike safely on their own.
Make sure to stick around to the end of the recording to hear from the inspirational Dave Healey MBE—the first blind person to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents!
Emma Clueit – Accessibility Manager, Commonwealth Games
Paul Glover – West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Alexander Giles – Graduate Engagement Advisor, Activity Alliance
Andy Corkill South – Staffordshire Helper, Charlotte’s Tandems
Theresa Wilcox – Support Service Manager, FOCUS Birmingham
Dave Healey MBE – Motivational speaker and athlete
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Publication date: 09 September 2021