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Vision Sports Ireland strives to support schools and students with a vision impairment to ensure physical education is a positive experience for all involved. Its imperative for a child to enjoy participating in physical activity within the school environment to foster a healthy lifestyle and movement.

Vision Sports Ireland are working hard to develop education opportunities and resources for the education sector to give school staff the confidence to make small adaptations to their sessions and provide inclusive opportunities for all students with vision impairment.


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Vision Sports Awareness Training

This online course is designed to educate coaches, volunteers and teachers on Vision Impairment and how small adaptations to sport and physical activity sessions can make a huge difference to the experience of the participant with a vision impairment.

Vision Sports Awareness Training


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Vision Impaired Physical Education Guide

This instruction manual has been designed to help introduce teachers to the basics of vision impaired and blind sport, and coaching considerations for someone with a vision impairment. This could include:

Vision Impaired Physical Education Guide

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Disability Inclusion Training

Our colleagues in the Active Disability Ireland provide a six hour training course which aims to increase awareness of All Disability types and provide ideas on how to promote inclusion for a person with a disability within sport and physical activity. Please note this course is not specific to vision impairment.

For further details on this workshop please visit www.activedisability.ie


Further Resources     

Vision Sports Ireland are working hard to develop specific resources to support the education sector. Should you have ideas or wish to contribute to the development of such resources we would be delighted to hear from you and learn from your experiences.

Sean Poland

Training, Education and Participation Coordinator.

086 012 9928


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