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Demonstration and Education

Our speakers frequently give presentations to blindness groups, vision professionals, physical educators, and community groups—describing sports for the blind, demonstrating adaptive leisure equipment, and discussing some basic adaptive techniques. We also  regularly participate in information fairs and public awareness programs. Interested in having SportsVision provide demonstrations and/or lectures, please call 412-429-1996 or e-mail

Adaptive Sports:
In the past, it has been considered unlikely that people who are blind/visually impaired would be able to benefit from participating in sports and certain leisure activities. Below is a collection of articles regarding the adaptation of various sports for people who are blind and visually impaired. These articles will show the great lengths in which ingenuity and will can be utilized for the sake of inclusion.

Feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions regarding future articles, or if you have one you would like to share.

Equipment Lending Library:
We are conducting a survey to help us collect data about the potential users and usefulness of a program that would loan out adaptive sports and recreation equipment for people who are visually impaired. (More Information On This Program) Your answers will guide us in our program development as well as aid in our proposal preparation for potential funders.

Vision Teachers and Agency Professionals:
Please spend a few minutes to provide input.

Accessing Your iPod:
Great news for all of you music junkies! National Braille Press has recently released, “Using the Accessible iPod,” by Anna Dresner. This book walks you through the few simple steps it takes to make every feature on the iPod Shuffle and most features on the Nano accessible for people who are visually impaired. The topics covered include: getting started with iTunes; putting the music, playlists, audiobooks and podcasts you want on your computer and into your iPod; getting your iPod to speak; using all accessible features of your iPod; troubleshooting; a listing of helpful resources; and information on how your iPod organizes music. The included iPods are the fourth generation Nano and the second and third generation Shuffles. You can order this book in braille, PortaBook, ASCII text/Word, or DAISY format for $15 by calling NBP at 800-548-7323; emailing; or visiting




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