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A Few Fun and Leisurely Activities Blind People Can Undertake

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Samyak Lalit
Samyak Lalit | August 7, 2018 (Last update: August 7, 2018)

Samyak Lalit is an author and disability rights activist. He is a polio survivor and the founder of projects like Kavita Kosh, Gadya Kosh, TechWelkin, WeCapable, Dashamlav and Viklangta Dot Com. Website: www.lalitkumar.in

There are certainly a few blind people who take part in extreme adventure sports like skiing and skydiving. So, we do not intend to draw any limiting boundary to the abilities of any blind person to indulge themselves in any activity. Nevertheless, here we are enlisting the a few fun activities for such blind individuals who are not much into activities like adventure sports or anything that challenges their disability. Yes, we are talking about the masses!

This article will also be helpful to you if you are not a blind person but are looking for activities to plan with your blind friend or partner. But, the best thing for you, in that case, will be to ask the person directly about the leisure activities they enjoy the most importantly because every individual has their personal choice. Without any further delay let us give you a list of some of the common leisure activities that can be enjoyed by blind individuals.

Go to a Music Concert

If the person likes music then visiting a concert once in a while is a great fun-filled activity. By the way, I’m yet to meet a person who doesn’t like music. So, from that perspective, music concerts can be declared universal fun activity. It is a thing enjoyed by everyone, including the blind people.

Leisure Reading

Course books are always boring to read but leisure reading is interestingly an activity enjoyed by many individuals. We don’t have many books or magazines in Braille but the advanced technology has blessed us with audiobooks that can be enjoyed by the blind people equally. If you have a friend or family who is affected with visual impairment, you can develop a deep bond with them by reading a book or magazine to them.

Indulge in Video Games for Blind People

Gone are the days when the word games related to childhood. In today’s digital world kids as well as adults are addicted to a variety of games. There are lots of websites where one can play video games and some of them are designed to accommodate blind players too. So, you can play thrilling video games with your blind friend too, if you know where to find them.

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Beep Ball Games

Sports like soccer, basketball etc. are activities that are not only fun but also keeps you physically active. Blind people too can easily participate in these games. They will just need a little tweaking for making the sports accessible. Using Beep Balls in place of the ordinary balls serves the purpose well.

Board Games

There are some manufacturers who produce board games in accessible formats. If you can get your hands on one of them, you can have a great indoor time despite your or your friend’s visual impairment. Some board games are also available in the form of mobile apps.

Dancing

Generally, blind people have a sedentary or restricted mobility lifestyle. And, this is mainly due to the risk of tripping over things and falling off. So, if you can manage to have a wider open space with no things lying here and there, you can enjoy a great dancing session. There are lots of blind people who enjoy dancing to their favorite tunes just like any sighted individual.

Hobbies like crafting, painting, and photography too are enjoyed by many blind people all around the world. The choice of fun activities depends entirely on the personal liking and choice of the individual. So, whenever you meet a blind person, don’t run to a conclusion that this person can involve only in so-and-so activity. Feel free to ask the individual about their liking and favorite time-pass activities as you would ask to any other individual without visual impairment.

Are you or someone known to you is a person with visual impairment? Please share with us the leisurely activities that you enjoy. Thank you for connecting with WeCapable!

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One response to “A Few Fun and Leisurely Activities Blind People Can Undertake”

  1. Avatar Sunanda Sahoo says:

    Yes I need some more information for visually impaired. I have two kids I am searching some game fir them .

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