Four-minute barriers

Foster the inclusion of visually impaired youngsters through sport methodologies and sport activities


The “Four-minute BarrierS” project aims to include visually impaired young people, organising sport activities that involve sighted and visually impaired people.

The project is based on the idea that encouraging a VIP, particularly a child, in getting involved with sport is fundamental for:

  • their locomotor development and the related motor skills;

  • mental development such as space recognition, movement construction;

  • psychological wellbeing, increasing the self-confidence and love toward themselves;

  • social skills development connected with a high-quality inclusion in the sighted society high level health quality.

  • Objectives

    Like Roger Bannister tore down an invisible barrier when he ran a mile in less than 4 minutes, this project aims to tear down barriers creating a new sport: “Visiball” involves sighted and VIP playing on the same court at the same time, creating real inclusion and interaction.

    To better understand the challenges, solutions, and their implications in the life of VIP, the project will also involve the development of a Portfolio containing methodologies, knowledge and good practices in the areas of sports and physical activities for VIP, as well as MOOCs.