Sports Adaptations

NWABA provides sports adaptations in the form of adapted equipment instruction, equipment lending, a comprehensive instructional video library and consultations for individuals, parents, and schools. If you or someone you know would benefit from our sports adaptations program, please register as an athlete and contact Kirsten French, Programs Specialist at kfrench@nwaba.org or call 360.859.3116.

Adaptive Equipment Lending Library

NWABA lends adaptive sports equipment out to registered athletes for up to 2 months at no cost to the individual, school or family. It is important that our athletes are able to independently practice and engage in physical activity, even outside of other NWABA program events. This program enables our participants to continue to grow and engage in healthy active lifestyles. If you are interested in receiving adaptive equipment, check out our catalog and lending forms below and contact Kirsten French.

Video Resource Library

We have developed instructional videos for different sports and physical activities for individuals with visual impairments. These videos are a resource to students, teachers, families and schools. We will be updating the resource library monthly with new videos. Subscribe to NWABA’s YouTube Channel, so you can stay updated on the latest additions.

PE Consultations

NWABA travels across the region to provide physical education and after-school sport consultations to teachers, IEP teams, administrators and school districts. NWABA is educating people on how to provide inclusive physical education and after-school sports for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Most often, small adaptations are all that is needed for everyone to be able to participate. NWABA can provide the instruction, implementation and the adaptive equipment through our Sports Adaptations program. Please contact us today if you would like to receive these services.