Physical Fitness in Children with Visual Impairment and Blindness
Children who engage in regular physical activity are more likely to have an active lifestyle in adulthood, yet nearly 70 percent of an estimated 52,000 school-aged children who are blind and visually impaired in the United States do not participate in even a limited physical education curriculum (Markel, 2012).
Researchers at five universities* are collaborating on a study designed to better understand physical activity behavior in children who are blind/visually impaired. The more we know, the better we can support their physical fitness and get them moving!
Participants in the study will be eligible to receive gift cards and a free Movband 4 Fitness Tracker. Please complete the form below for more information, and feel free to forward this page to your contacts who may also be interested.
*This study, Factors Supporting Holistic Child and Adolescent Health for those with Visual Impairments, is a joint collaboration between researchers at the University of South Carolina, Pepperdine University, Louisiana Tech University, The State University of New York–Brockport, and West Virginia University. Internal Review Board (IRB) approval has been granted by the University of South Carolina. For more information, please contact the Principal Investigator, Alex Stribing, Ph.D.