Research Impact: At present, numerous studies have noted a scarcity of research examining the effectiveness of interventions designed to reach recommended moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels as well as physical activity (PA) levels of specific sports for youth with visual impairments (VI). Specifically, measuring PA among individuals with VI has been an issue of concern. Given these issues, the purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the activity counts and percent of time spent in MVPA of children and youth with VI as they engage in both closed and open skilled disability sports and (2) to determine if any significant differences occur between the different disability sports.
Tindall, D.W., Foley, J.T., Beets, M.W. and Lieberman, L.J., 2017. Physical activity levels of children with visual impairments during an adapted sports camp. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 35(2), pp.143-153. DOI: 10. 1177/0264619616674334
Daniel Tindall is a Lecturer in Physical Education & Course Director of the BSc Physical Education in the PESS Department.