The United States Association of Blind Athletes is a national organization that provides sports and athletic opportunities to thousands of blind children, adults, and veterans.
USABA offers opportunities in track and field, Nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon, judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting, and goalball (a team sport for the blind), among others.
One supporter wrote, "This program breaks down barriers, changes perceptions, and takes participants to new heights. Participation in fitness and sports programming achieves the ultimate goal of helping blind people transform their goals into reality."
A father of a recent participant said, "Our little girl has blossomed into a young lady who chooses to get out and about in the great wilds of Western Colorado and is now regularly leading others to achieve their goals too!"
Through its programs, USABA also strives to change society’s negative stereotypes of blind people through education and training.