On this page you can find the FAQ.
Overview categories and questions
- Question: How does IBSA achieve its goals?
To reach our objectives, we encourage all blind and visually impaired people to get involved in different sports and physical activities. You too can become a blind athlete and take part in competitions ranging from school sports to elite level championships for the blind and the Paralympic Games.
- Question: What is IBSA?
IBSA, the International Blind Sports Federation, is in charge of a wide range of sports for athletes who are blind or partially sighted.
IBSA was founded in April 1981 when representatives from 30 countries met at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, to set up the organisation.
IBSA is registered as a non-profit making organisation in Germany. We are full and founding members of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), where we represent the interests of visually impaired sportsmen and sportswomen.
- Question: What is the purpose of IBSA?
Our status allows us to provide our movement with a unique identity in order to further develop and promote sports for the blind and visually impaired. We are also committed to providing assistance to our national member organisations in all five continents, especially those organisations in developing countries which have to date been unable to spread the word about blind sports sufficiently within their countries and do not have an established school sports programme for the blind, local and national competition programme, etc.