Our East Midlands Regional Campaigns Officer Claire Lawrence has been working with organisations responsible for fitness training in the UK as well as as many chain gyms as possible to help encourage more blind and partially sighted people into their facilities.

Claire's a trained gym instructor and delighted to have had the opportunity to link this work with her day job as a Regional Campaigns Officer. Working with organisations and gyms throughout the UK, she hopes she's been able to improve staff awareness of visual impairment, highlight the importance of accessible equipment, and also help visually impaired people overcome their fears about joining a gym.