Photo of Senator Martin Conway, Kerry footballer David Clifford and two others standing on playing pitch with signs saying Vision Impaired PE Teaching Guide and Vision Sports Ireland.

New Vision Impaired PE Teaching Guide launched

In News, Sports & Fitness by DB_Admin

Vision Sports Ireland have launched a Vision Impaired Physical Education Teaching Guide – developed to give readers the skills and confidence to teach students who are blind or vision impaired by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and considerations to make PE more inclusive for all – ensuring students with a vision impairment have equal access to participate in physical education activities.  

At a recent launch event at St. Brendan’s college Killarney, special guests in attendance to officially launch the resource included Kerry Footballer, All Star, Player of the Year 2023, and PE Teacher David Clifford, Senator Martin Conway and student Michael O’Brien. 

Sean Poland, Education and Training Coordinator with Vision Sports Ireland, stated “We believe in the power of physical activity and its ability to transform lives, this vision was shared with our expert steering group who have a vast wealth of knowledge and years of experience in the area of Inclusive Physical Education. We came together to develop this resource to address the gap in Physical Education levels of children with a vision impairment in Ireland, where only 1 in 3 children with a vision impairment are engaging in the recommended amount of PE time in school. I believe this resource will help equip PE teachers across the country with useful techniques and considerations for providing an optimum experience for students with a vision impairment in their class. This guide is a testament to our commitment to breaking down barriers and providing meaningful opportunities for everyone to engage in physical activity”. 

Find out more and access the guide here: