Following our ‘Adventures with nature and sight impairment’ event in Bristol in September, we have now produced a short podcast capturing some of the key messages shared by our speakers during the event.
The podcast will be of interest to outdoor activity providers keen to enhance the inclusivity of their current activity programmes, or anyone who missed the event.
After a brief introduction, the podcast kicks off with Sophie Slade from the Calvert Trust, followed by David Carrington-Porter of the Milton Mountaineers, Jill Corso and Phil from the Spirit of Adventure programme, and last but certainly not least, John Evans and Sam Allfree from the Blind Veterans UK. You can listen below.
Through these contributions and subsequent discussions, the event aimed to highlight:
The health and wellbeing benefits of being able to get involved in adventure nature activities with sight impairment;
Varied approaches to opening up sustained opportunities to engage in these activities;
The importance of assistance that is appropriate to people’s individual parameters and skills.
Since the event, there has been an update to the Spirit of Adventure programme. Formerly hosted by the Bendrigg Trust, programme founders, Jill and Dave Corso are now launching this as a new charity, “Vision of Adventure”. This is to ensure longevity of these opportunities to engage in adventure nature activities with sight impairment.
If anyone would like to get in touch with Jill to find out more, the email to use for now is firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about their exciting new venture is also available online, with a full website due to launch in the new year.