Everyone deserves the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of sports. Sadly, there once was a time when getting exercise, socialization, and motivation through sports was quite difficult for visually impaired individuals. Luckily, that’s all changing. Now, athletes with low and no vision are able to participate in a wide variety of sports.
Most people would agree we all have the right to get out and about. For obvious reasons, this is a bit more difficult for individuals with low or no vision. That said, it is completely possible for a blind person to navigate their way around a city and thanks to ever-improving ADA requirements, this is becoming easier and easier for them to do.
When you’re visually impaired, finding a place to live can be a challenge. It’s not enough to be able to get around in a particular place: There needs to be jobs available, accessible buildings and sidewalks, a well-organized transit system, and, hopefully, recreational things to do.