Spotlight: Eyes-Free Fitness – an Accessible Exercise Program

Light blue text on a black background reads ACCESSIBLE FITNESS PROGRAM FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION

Many people start the new year with resolutions. One popular resolution is to get healthy and start exercising more often.

Now it is easier than ever to exercise from anywhere with the increase in at home exercise programs you can find in apps and on videos on YouTube. These programs however, are not always fully accessible to those who are blind or have low vision. A person with a vision impairement benefits a lot from detailed descriptions to be able to understand what is being shown on the screen and this is rare to find in fitness programs.

Today I want to spotlight a fitness program that is made by blind and visually impaired individuals and is fully accessible with detailed descriptions so that a person who is completely blind can follow along.

Eyes-Free Fitness

You can watch a selection of their workouts above. I hope that this will be a helpful resource for those with a visual impairement looking to become more active. Exercise is the best medicine.

Some extra thoughts

Disclaimer: Please talk to your doctor before starting any exercise routine.

Let me know if you try these exercises and which one is your favorite. Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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