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Maintaining Independence and Finding Confidence through Sports

By: Stephanie Ross, USABA Contributor Caroline and Cole Carper were born with Leber’s congenial amaurosis (LCA) RPE 65, a disease that eventually leads to total blindness.  “It was hard because we really didn’t know what their abilities were going to […]

Hundreds Celebrate Inaugural Blind Sports Day Across U.S.

Hundreds of people across the U.S. celebrated the inaugural National Blind Sports Day October 1-7.







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Out of the Dark: How USABA returned light to veteran Cas Werda’s life - United States Association of Blind Athletes

“As a wounded veteran coming back, it’s so easy to fall through the cracks… USABA got me out of it.”

Retired U.S. Army Specialist Casimir Werda struggled with knowing how he could sustain ... See more

After a devastating improvised explosive device (IED) detonation left U.S. Army Specialist Casimir “Cas” Werda blind in both eyes in 2007, the transition to being “completely in the dark” was ... See more

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2018 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships

Cyclists! Registration is OPEN for the 2018 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National Championships.

When: December 8-9, 2018
Where: Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome as the site of the 2018 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling National ... See more

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Cal goalball sets a new national precedent for inclusion

Did you know UC Berkeley offers a class that teaches students how to play goalball and other Paralympic sports?

For many students on campus, athletics and fitness are a given in their everyday lives. For these visually impaired students, however, goalball often provides their first opportunity ever to ... See more

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Blind marathon runner and his sighted trainer fall in love

This past weekend, running couple Jessie Rix and Anthony Butler completed their fifth marathon together - the TCS New York City Marathon! We met the pair last year when they ran the USABA Marathon ... See more

Jessie Rix wanted a running buddy when she volunteered to be a guide for disabled runners.

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