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. 

The West Midlands ticket ballot is also now open

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. 

 Find out more here

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!

The panel

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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Want to campaign for more accessible services for blind and partially sighted people in the West Midlands? Influence positive change by volunteering for our Sight Loss Council.

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Publication date: 09 September 2021

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