BT Sport is an important initiative that aims to bring the Deaf and hard of hearing community together through sport, and to provide accessible and inclusive sports coverage. It is a great way for members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community to fully engage and understand the sport they are watching, and to feel included in the viewing experience. This can also inspire them to potentially join in your gym and other sports related activities.
However, it is important to note that while initiatives like BT Sport United are a step in the right direction, the fitness industry as a whole is still lacking in accessibility for the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Many gyms and fitness centres are not properly equipped to accommodate individuals with disabilities and often do not have the necessary resources or support in place to provide accessible and inclusive services.
That’s why organisations like Worldwide Deaf Gym exist, to promote health and wellness among the Deaf and hard of hearing community by creating inclusive and accessible fitness environments. They provide services, resources, and support for individuals and fitness centres to ensure accessibility and inclusivity. By working together with initiatives like BT Sport United and organisations like Worldwide Deaf Gym, the fitness industry can strive to become more inclusive and accessible for all.