Review Article
Volume 12 Issue 3 - 2021
Dignity of Risk in Physical Education for Students with Visual Impairments
Lindsay Ball*, Lauren J Lieberman and Pamela Haibach-Beach
The State University of New York at Brockport, New York, United States
*Corresponding Author: Lindsay Ball, The State University of New York at Brockport, New York, United States.
Received: January 21, 2021; Published: February 27, 2021


This article aims to introduce and define the concept of dignity of risk and how it impacts children with visual impairments in physical education. Children no matter their perceived abilities must learn to make informed decisions about reasonable risk. Physical education is a setting where risk may be significant but students with visual impairments must be exposed to reasonable risk so they can have the same experiences as their peers. Sheltering children from activities because of perceived risk can have lasting effects such as a lack of self-determination and independence. Professionals such as Ophthalmologists can encourage teachers and parents to take precautions that promote safety as well as participation and achievement in physical education activities for students with visual impairments.

Keywords: Inclusion; Blindness; Self-Determination; Quality of Life; Independence


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Citation: Lindsay Ball., et al. “Dignity of Risk in Physical Education for Students with Visual Impairments”. EC Ophthalmology 12.3 (2021): 12-17.

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