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IBSA Anti-Doping App to be released

Date: May 24, 2023

Category: General

IBSA – International Blind Sports Federation, will present this Thursday, 1pm local time (6pm CET), the IBSA Anti-Doping App for mobile devices in the Blind Football Pitch at the Brazilian Paralympic Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, during the 2023 IBSA Blind Football World Grand Prix.

The IBSA Anti-Doping App is the first of its kind in the Paralympic movement, specifically designed for blind and visually impaired people to help any sporting agent navigate the anti-doping topic in the most easy and friendly way possible.

In this app, coaches, managers, but most of all the athletes, who are directly responsible for their clean record, can find all the information regarding: List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, Risk of Using Supplements, Testing Procedures and necessary adaptations for athletes with Visual Impairment, TUE – Therapeutic Use Exemption, Consequences of the use of Doping, Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities, Education, and other subjects of interest.

Despite all the information needed, the IBSA Anti-Doping App has several links to external entities such as the World Antidoping Agency (WADA) with the most updated information and the “Global Dro” platform to answer one of the most frequently asked questions: “Does my prescribed medicine have forbidden substances?”

The application was developed following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards. The WCAG document consists of a set of accessibility recommendations that were developed by the W3C – World Wide Web Consortium through the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), structured around four principles: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.

The IBSA Anti-Doping App is supported by the International Paralympic Committee and is available to download on both major operating system platforms for mobile devices: iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play).

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