Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes

Living active and fulfilling lives through adventure!

TNABA’S Commitment To Educating The Public

In keeping with our mission to educate and inform our community, TNABA representatives are always available to speak or consult with groups, physical educators, teachers, parents, and community agencies on ways to improve the activity level of individuals with blindness in their area. Knowledge is the key. Once you hold the key, you can open the door of an exciting and fulfilling future.

Did you know?

On a daily basis, TNABA and USABA staff handle numerous inquiries from parents, physical educators, coaches, and other professionals about how to integrate a child who is blind or visually impaired into community-based sports programs, normally geared toward sighted participants. Although sports adaptations can be found on this site and others, most individuals are unaware and do not utilize these resources.

Less than 25% of adults who are blind or visually impaired participate in any physical fitness or recreational activities after high school. This leads to a decline in socialization, confidence, and self-worth. Most blind adults do not know that there are activities available for them to participate in. It is sometimes thought that people who are blind or visually impaired are not capable of being competitive or even active. The Blind community is always fighting to show the rest of the world that they are just as capable, whether it is in business, daily living, or sports and recreation.

TNABA is extremely dedicated to promoting the abilities of individuals of all ages who are blind and visually impaired especially, when it comes to those who want to participate in sports and recreational activities. We will educate and advocate for all people who are blind and visually impaired through publications, demonstrations, and self testimonies of visually impaired Tennesseans through their exceptional performances. Together we can overcome the misconceptions that hold back those that see life from a different perspective.

To schedule a time when a TNABA Outreach Coordinator can meet with you, please email outreach@tnaba.org.