Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Seattle Sluggers – Blind Beep Baseball

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Seattle Times ran a great article this week about beep baseball for the blind and partially sighted. All participants wear blindfolds to remove any advantage if a participant is partially sighted or legally blind. Beep baseball utilizes sound and commands to aid the players in knowing where the baseball is. The baseball itself emits a loud beep at a regular rate, so it can be heard as it whirls thorough the air. The baseball team is comprised of 6 blind or visually impaired players, a sighted catcher, a sighted pitcher and a sighted spotter to help keep the outfielders safe. What an awesome opportunity, check it out!

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Local camp gives blind kids a chance to learn tennis

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Blind Tennis CampKomo 4 News played this story last month about kids that are blind, but are learning tennis at this camp run by a local high school girl! Check out the full story on Komo News.