BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT: Partnership between the Regional Handisport Committee and UNADEV


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UNADEV, the National Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, through the Ile de France Regional Center and CRIFH are working together to optimize their actions in favor of sport and visual impairment, especially among the youngest.

Through this partnership, CRIFH and UNADEV commit to supporting visually impaired athletes and clubs step by step to promote access for all in as many sports structures and disciplines as possible. This cooperation will also enable the joint organization of sports events for the blind and visually impaired and better inform the public.

UNADEV will share its expertise in educating education teams on specific approaches to blindness and low vision, particularly in adapted pedagogy based on the use of other senses and the development of other perceptual qualities.

Thanks to the mapping work proposed by CRIFH and transmitted by UNADEV, it will be easier for the visually impaired to find a club to which the application is adapted (trained coaches, special experience, proximity to home, privileged welcome, etc.).The association and the committee will combine their joint expertise in the visually impaired commission.

Through this partnership, the Île de France Regional Committee for Handisport and the National Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired are developing new synergies that promote the inclusion of blind and visually impaired people in and through sport.

The partnership will be signed Wednesday, March 16 at 9 am, At the Ile de France Unadev regional headquarters in Boulogne(41 avenue Edouard Vaillant, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt) by CRIFH President Olivier Hélan-Chapel and UNADEV President Valérie Hotier.


Founded in Bordeaux in 1929, the National Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired (UNADEV) is a well-known charity and charity. For 90 years the association has developed nationally, thanks to its eight regional centers and numerous local partner associations. Its actions focus on three missions: welcoming, educating, supporting to achieve autonomy, uncovering talents and promoting connections and mutual aid among peers; To raise, defend and raise the voice of the blind and visually impaired by promoting accessibility, research and innovation in improving the daily lives of the blind and visually impaired and fighting discrimination, and decisively contribute to the building of an inclusive society. And this is thanks to the support of public and private partners, donors and our human resources.


The Ile-de-France District Committee for Handisport was established in December 1965 and subsequently brought together 8 associations.Today, the same committee lists 175 disability sports clubs or divisions grouped into 8 disability sports department committees for a total of 3,100 members.OUR MISSIONSOrganizing, developing, coordinating and controlling the implementation of physical and sports activities for the benefit of the motor, hearing or visually impaired.Train and perfect technical managers and practitioners in various sports disciplines.Train and develop volunteer leaders in the management and revitalization of associations.Promote the creation of new sports groups and provide links and contacts between Ile-de-France clubs and associations.Encourage young Ile-de-France residents to discover and learn about the sport.To promote the sports of the disabled in various health institutions, corporate local governments and the professional world.Organize an annual seminar for Ile de France departmental clubs and committees.