Sport, recreation and the arts

Many people who are blind or have low vision enjoy all kinds of sports, recreational activities and artistic experiences.

Playing sports

Whether it’s an individual or team game Vision Australia can support you to join in and achieve your sporting goals.

Reconnect to a sporting activity you enjoyed in the past, provide advice on making a current sporting activity more accessible, support you to participate in a new sporting activity suited to your level of vision and connect you with sporting groups. Our team can help.

Contact your local Vision Australia office or email to find out how you can step off the sideline today.

How Vision Australia clients enjoy sports in their life

Dancing in the air

Vildana Praljak is an aerialist with the women’s circus in Victoria.

Ski season in Debbie's sights this winter

Debbie King has continued the sport she loves after losing her vision essentially overnight.

Getting fit in body and mind

As a self-confessed gym junkie, health and fitness have always been part of Alison Jones' life.

Giving dragon boat racing a try

Five years ago Kathy Fela, 55 from Woy Woy thought she'd give this international sports a go.

On your bike

Max, 8 loves riding his tandem bike with dad Thom.

Racing from the outback to the city

Crossing the finishing line of the Dirt N Dust Tri in April has only whet 16-year-old Tristan Bowen’s appetite for future sporting challenges.

Recreational activities

Vision Australia offers social recreation support programs to provide people who are blind or have low vision an opportunity to:

  • Meet new people
  • Participate in enjoyable accessible activities
  • Socialise with people who are experiencing vision loss
  • Get out and about in the community through outings and excursions
  • Learn new skills and increase confidence

Enjoying arts and events through audio description

Many theatres, museums, galleries, and cinemas as well as other community organisations provide exciting accessible recreational activities. From audio-described theatre productions to tactile art exhibitions. Not sure what audio description is? Find out about audio description here.

Visit the events calendar and select ‘audio described’ from the drop down list or call our helpline on 1300 84 74 66.

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