[Pibe-division] New book on blind sports
herekittykat2 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 14:52:37 CDT 2013
Sounds like a really great book. Will it be available as a
downloadable DAISY book or something similar?
On 4/5/13, Edward Bell <ebell at latech.edu> wrote:
> Encyclopedia of Sports & Recreation for People with Visual Impairments
> By Andrew Leibs
> A Book in the Series: Critical Concerns in Blindness
> 288 pp. Information Age Publishing
> $39.09 (Paperback, online)
Not long ago, most blind and visually impaired people grew up without ever
> playing sports; they sat on the sidelines, and kept score during
> gym—protected rather than included. In the 1980s, few people had ever heard
> of the Paralympic Games or accessible recreation.
> Today, promising blind athletes can receive residency at the US Olympic
> Training Center; runners compete for prize money and national championships,
> and most ski resorts offer adaptive programs throughout the year where blind
> people can ski, cycle, and kayak—often for free.
> The Paralympic movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and
> ever-increasing expectation for inclusion among the disabled have inspired
> an explosion of accessible sports, fitness, and recreation programs that
> accommodate the blind.
> The Encyclopedia of Sports & Recreation for People with Visual Impairments
> is the first consumer-focused, action-oriented guide to this new world of
> accessible activity, profiling the people, programs, and products that are
> helping move blind and visually impaired people from the sidelines into the
> This groundbreaking guide profiles every accessible blind sport and
> recreation activity with entries that outline how athletes (both novice and
> elite) got involved in the sport and how participation has shaped their
> life. The book also profiles major blind sports organizations and includes
> chapter and resource listings on camps and accessible recreation providers.
> Through this book, blind people will be inspired to embrace sports as the
> rest of society does—as a vital component of personal expression and human
> interaction that opens paths to adventure, confidence, and lifelong health
> and fitness.
> Foreword, Lauren J. Lieberman. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Sports and
> Recreation Popular Among the Blind and Visually Imp[aired: Alpine Skiing.
> Archery. Audio Darts. Auto Racing. Basketball. Beep Baseball. Biathlon.
> Bowling. Curling. Cycling. Fencing. Fitness. Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer).
> Goalball. Golf. The Great Outdoors. Hiking and Mountain Climbing. Horseshoe
> Pitching. Judo. Kayaking and Canoeing. Nordic Skiing. Rowing. Running.
> Sailing. Scuba Diving. Showdown. Skating. Surfing. Swimming. Tennis.
> Torball. Triathlon. Waterskiing. Weightlifting and Powerliftng. Wrestling.
> Yoga. Part II: Conversations on Sports, Recreation, and Blindness. Part III
> Accessible Recreation Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Sports
> and Summer Camps. Accessible Sports and Recreation Organizations.
> International Organizations. National Organizations. Accessible Recreation
> Providers. Afterword, Mark Lucas. Bibliography. Index.
> About Andrew Leibs:
> Andrew Leibs is Guide to Assistive Technology for About.com. His books
> include: A Field Guide for the Sight-Impaired Reader and Sports and Games of
> the Renaissance (ABC-CLIO). His disability writings have in: the Boston
> Globe, Disability Studies Quarterly, Exceptional Parent, and the San
> Francisco Examiner, among others. His athletic pursuits include five Boston
> Marathons and a 3,400-mile coast-to-coast bicycle trek.
> Thank you!
> Skype: andrewleibs
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