Public lecture: blind people can't play sport... can they?

Date and time
Thursday 9 May 2024 - 6pm - 7.30pm BST
Room: Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre FBLT1
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Public lecture: blind people can't play sport... can they? information
Entry fee: Free
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We will cover five of the most common misconceptions about visual impairment in sport, starting with "blind people can't play sports".

Join Dr Jess Macbeth as she debunks some of the most prevalent myths about visual impairment and sport.

From the notion that you can’t do sports if you are blind, to the idea of developing compensatory superpowers.

Explore how sport is designed and adapted for blind and partially sighted people, what barriers they face, and the empowering role sport can play in their lives. 

The UCLan public lectures are held to ignite discussion and share interesting ideas and knowledge with everyone each month. Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply a knowledge seeker, our lectures are designed to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. They are a melting pot of thoughts and perspectives from diverse backgrounds.

In keeping with our tradition of community, we are pleased to announce that check-in for our upcoming lecture will commence at 6pm. This will be accompanied by a welcoming tea and coffee reception, an ideal opportunity for attendees to mingle, settle in, and prepare for the evening's exploration ahead. It's a moment to warm up the mind with stimulating conversations and warm up the hands, setting the perfect tone for the intellectual journey to follow.

The lecture itself will start promptly at 6.30 pm. We are committed to beginning on time to ensure the best experience for our guests and speakers.