Paralympic athletes left in limbo over blind classification rules | The Guardian

UK’s B4 level not recognised by the Paralympic movementKarina Lang and Adam Knott call for more inclusive approachVisually impaired athletes say they are being left in limbo by a classification system that means many who are registered disabled are not judged sufficiently impaired to compete at international level.As many as one in 10 visually impaired athletes in the UK could fall into the category B4, a level recognised by British Blind Sport but not by the Paralympic movement, and which falls outside the criteria defined by the International Blind Sport Association. Continue reading…

  • UK’s B4 level not recognised by the Paralympic movement
  • Karina Lang and Adam Knott call for more inclusive approach

Visually impaired athletes say they are being left in limbo by a classification system that means many who are registered disabled are not judged sufficiently impaired to compete at international level.

As many as one in 10 visually impaired athletes in the UK could fall into the category B4, a level recognised by British Blind Sport but not by the Paralympic movement, and which falls outside the criteria defined by the International Blind Sport Association.

Continue reading…