Get advice from IBSA
Get advice from IBSA
IBSA is here to support any organisation that wishes to increase chances for people with visual impairments to try sport.
We can do this in lots of different ways and across many areas.
Developing a sport
IBSA is well placed to offer advice to others…
…As the International Federation for 12 sports and with more than three decades of knowledge and experience as the only global sports body dedicated to growing sports for people with visual impairments.
We also have a membership of more than 100 national sports bodies such as National Paralympic Committees, who officially represent the interests of athletes with visual impairments in countries and arrange for them to attend competitions. We are regularly contacted by International Federations, national bodies and charities to ask for help.
IBSA would be delighted to hear from any organisation interested in providing more opportunities for athletes to flourish.
Setting-up an organisation
Sometimes individuals and organisations want to start from scratch. IBSA can help with this too.
If you are in a country which does not have an IBSA member, you may want to start your own. Equally you may want to create a body for a specific sport where one does not currently exist.
IBSA can provide advice on how to do this.
Classification is one of the cornerstones of ensuring that competition in Para sports is fair.
IBSA can offer advice and support on classification for International Federations and new organisations. We have a wealth of expertise available, and can also provide classifiers. Sports such as rowing, triathlon, equestrian and archery use IBSA as a way of sourcing classifiers for their major tournaments.
Find out more about IBSA’s knowledge of classification.
Accessibility is important.
Ensuring that everyone, regardless of whether they have a disability or not, can access buildings and services is an important part of creating inclusive societies and sports.
IBSA can provide advice on how to make an event or competition accessible for people with visual impairments.