Bat and ball icon denoting sport and leisure themeSports and Leisure activities can easily be adapted to be inclusive yet around half of blind and partially sighted people feel limited in the activities they would like to participate in. Sight Loss Council members can assist local sports and leisure organisations to understand sight loss and how to be inclusive of people with disabilities. 

 

The Sight Loss Councils have developed relationships with Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, University of Warwick and local establishments within Birmingham to improve accessibility and provision of Sport & Leisure for blind and partially sighted people.

 

Sports & Leisure Projects

The Birmingham Sight Loss Council have a voice on they Access Forum and provide feedback on performances and ways they can be improved. Members have been invited to a ‘Relaxed Performance’ of Matilda to feedback on the quality of the audio description. We also worked with the Hippodrome to deliver part of the training to staff and volunteers who support at audio described performances.

 

Get in touch if you are a sport or leisure facility who would like support with accessibility.

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