Target shooting for the vision impaired uses standard shooting equipment with a special electronic audio aiming device fitted to the gun. The aiming device detects the point of aim of the gun relative to the target and provides the shooter through headphones different tones indicating the point of aim.
Also, within a competition a VI shooter is permitted an assistant to provide information such as the position of shots which have been taken. Through these adaptations a VI shooter, regardless of amount of sight, can achieve an accuracy comparable to a fully sighted shooter.
Caption: a blind shooter in action.
IBSA organised international competitions in shooting for the visually impaired for many years. Currently the sport is governed by World Shooting Para Sport. See their website
for more information: Visit the Facebook page of Shooting