Skatepark Repurposed For Blind and Visually Impaired

Picture Of Visually Impaired SkateboarderIn Calgary, a skatepark was repurposed for blind and visually impaired skateboarders. Using high-contrast markings and audio cues, blind and visually impaired skaters could utilize The Compound skatepark in Ramsay. The team of visually impaired and blind skateboarders goes by the name the "Skate Bats."

"We've been doing this for visually impaired youth, working with bright-colored, fluorescent duct tact that increases contrast, which is vital for some visually impaired skaters," said Curtis Ruttle, a member of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind's National Youth Council.

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"Blind boarders repurpose skatepark for youth with vision loss"

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