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Vision, mission and values

Vision, mission and values

Our mission

A global governing body that empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to experience quality life-changing opportunities and social integration through sports, thereby educating and inspiring the world.

Our vision

Every person who is blind or visually impaired from around the world achieves excellence by actively participating in sports promoted by IBSA.

Our values

IBSA’s core values give effect to our vision, permeate our mission and inform our actions to ensure that we achieve the highest standards in everything we do.

  • Each individual should have the same opportunities to participate in sports and recreation.
  • Individuals should be enabled to participate at any and all levels to reach their full potential
  • The enormous benefits to be derived from sport and leisure activities must be promoted to blind and visually impaired people
  • IBSA is an athlete centred organisation
  • IBSA will exhibit good governance and the highest standards of ethical behaviour, fairness, professionalism and transparency and is accountable to its stakeholders for all actions and decisions taken
  • IBSA is independent, impartial, objective and balanced
  • As an umbrella organisation recognised by its members, IBSA must be relevant, influential, respectful and authoritative within the blind sports movement and towards all relevant external bodies. IBSA must be proactive in taking a position on behalf of its members in all common issues that may affect them
  • IBSA strives to facilitate exchange of information, transfer of knowledge, best practice and experience within and among its members. It aims to centralise and coordinate expertise and utilise this to enhance and accelerate the development of all members and stakeholders for the benefit of blind sports.
Our values