location: west Virginia
Although there are no at home guides for exercise for the visually impaired, APH does sell the following product:
Going places : transition guidelines for community-based physical activities for students who have visual Impairments, blindness, or deafblindness
Going Places is a resource guide for introducing teens and young adults to community-based, independent physical fitness activities. Designed to help foster independence and self-advocacy, it outlines a step-by-step process for choosing and participating in sports and other physical activities outside of school. Using the acronym PLACES, Going Places guides the user through this process: Preferences (what do you like to do?) ; Leisure, sport, and fitness activities (here's what you might do) ; Awareness (how can you find out where and how to do it?) ; Choices (how do you decide in what to participate?) ; Exploration (how can you get the most out of it?) ; Skill development (how can you get better at it?)
Although written towards teachers and parents, it does a good analysis of how to find activities that meet your inclinations.
In addition, the NLS braille and talking book library system has a number of fitness and exercise books available for various types of exercises and various age groups and levels of fitness, although these are not specifically written for the visually impaired. You can ask your local library to search Voyager using the keywords fitness and/or exercise to find you some suitable titles.
Click this link to purchase Going Places: Transition Guidelines for Community-Based Physical Activities for Students who have Visual Impairments.
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