See Sport Differently

See Sport Differently

Dear Editor
Getting involved with sports is a great way to become more active, meet
new friends and have fun, but research suggests that blind and partially
sighted people in Wales could be missing out.
People living with sight loss are twice as likely to be inactive compared
to those who are fully sighted, while one in two feel their condition stops
them from exercising as much as they’d like.
At the Royal National Institute of Blind People Cymru (RNIB Cymru), we
want to ensure anyone can take part in a sport they love, no matter their
level of sight, with the help of our See Sport Differently campaign.
Alongside British Blind Sport we’ve launched our brand-new See Sport
Differently hub, which contains loads of useful info to help blind and
partially sighted people get involved with accessible sports and activities
in their area.
There’s an interactive quiz people can take to find the sport that suits
them best, and we’ve teamed up with the one-and-only Mr Motivator to
produce a range of fully accessible home workouts, designed to help
people get active from the comfort of their own homes.
We’ve also produced a series of real-life stories which demonstrate the
positive impact of sport on people’s wellbeing, including Megan who
plays goalball in Cardiff, and Gordon, who plays VI bowls in Swansea.
Having gone through my own sight loss journey, I’ve experienced first-
hand the joys of the rediscovering sport after taking up visually impaired
rugby following years away from the sighted game. I hope this campaign
sparks a love of sport for other blind and partially sighted people across
Your readers can learn more about See Sport Differently at rnib.org.uk/
see-sport-differently, where they can also check out Mr Motivator’s
workouts, take our interactive quiz, and watch our real-life stories.
Yours sincerely,
Gareth Davies

Strategic Engagement Manager, RNIB
Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR

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