Deaf friendly running resources available
20 February 2014
England Athletics have produced resources to help clubs and groups attract and support deaf people in all forms of athletics.
The two resources: 'Deaf Friendly Athletics' and 'Providing Communication Support' have been produced with support from the National Deaf Children’s Society and UK Deaf Sport.
The guidance on providing communication support also covers considerations for other impairment groups. Both the resources cover information about what deafness is, communication, top tips for leaders and coaches, providing communication support, marketing sessions to deaf groups and BSL signs for Athletics. They aim to support clubs and groups to be more inclusive and to increase the number of deaf people taking part in athletics.
These resources support existing information and downloads on our Group Leader Area as well as the England Athletics website to help groups and become more inclusive along with England Athletics' commitment towards engaging more disabled people in the sport.
If you are deaf and would like support in finding a local club, coach or running group please register at www.englandathletics.org/disabledathleteinfo.