British Blind Sport is pleased to announce that the Activity Finder is now open for club registrations! Clubs and coaches, who wish to recruit people with a visual impairment to their sessions, are now able to register their club information with the Activity Finder, which will launch in May, by submitting a completed registration form at britishblindsport.org.uk/club-registration/. This should make it easier than ever for people with visual impairments to identify local activities offering a welcoming and positive experience.
Logan Gray, National Partnerships Manager of British Blind Sport said, "Some of the biggest challenges facing VI people when searching for sports opportunities are knowing where to find information and when they do it is often inaccessible. We hope that the Activity Finder will be known as the UK’s centralised database of activities that people with a visual impairment can be confident with, in one, easy-to-reach place. It will allow people to find local opportunities in a matter of clicks, making it really easy for VI people to find a local activity that they enjoy."
Alaina MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer of British Blind Sport said, "At British Blind Sport we are very aware of the need for accessible tools to encourage increased participation in sport and physical activities. The Activity Finder will help even more people living with sight loss to find inclusive sports opportunities in their local area. We anticipate the Activity Finder will become the most popular page on our website, attracting a high volume of traffic and creating an exciting opportunity for clubs to gain greater awareness. We expect a wide range of users, who could be actively searching for their next sporting adventure or even considering taking part in a physical activity for the very first time. We are urging on all of our partners from national to community level who will welcome people with visual impairments to register clubs and activities, whether their activities are VI or sensory specific, pan-disability or pride themselves on being open to anybody."
By registering their details to the activity finder, clubs will not only be helping more people living with a visual impairment find opportunities to get active by creating a register of inclusive sessions accessible through a few clicks of a mouse, but will also be gaining free coverage, advertising and promotion on the British Blind Sport website when the search tool goes live in May.