Always Scope to Improve Inclusion

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
October 13, 2021

Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) is excited to provide a development opportunity to enable greater participation by people with communication difficulties.

As part of TBA’s ongoing commitment to access and inclusion for all, we are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Scope Australia. This will provide our community of centres, coaches new and old, Lane Rangers and others resources to achieve better access to sports and recreation for all Australians.

This project aims to increase the accessibility of sporting and recreational organisations, like Tenpin Bowling, to enable greater participation by people with communication difficulty. An information session was held virtually last week, watch the info video here.

Tenpin Bowling remains a sport that prides itself on inclusion, allowing participants from all skill levels and abilities to enjoy the many benefits.

Scope highlight that 1 in 4 Australians have a disability and 1.2 million Australians have a communication disability specifically. It has therefore never been more important to increase access to community activities, that provide lasting social connection and health benefits. This aligns with TBA’s Strategic pillar of creating Playful Connections but also supports our centres in the Business of Bowling; by being better prepared to welcome new bowlers to their centres.
 
Scope Australia will provide 12 months of free access to a suite of eLearning content covering essential information on the following topics:
 

  • Disability Awareness: giving you the confidence to understand the needs of your participants
  • Communication Access: giving you the knowledge and tools you need to be accessible to participants with a communication of cognitive difficulty
  • Accessible Information: promoting use of resources that are in an easy-to-read format for your participants who may have lower literacy, a cognitive difficulty or are from a CALD community

TBA continues to partner with organisations who share the pursuit of the same outcomes. The goal of seeing more people playing and enjoying the sport remaining on top of the agenda. 

 “It’s never been more important, in a post-pandemic world, to reconnect and build our communities. Sport can do that, with the support of good communication tools, and ensuring we all contribute to making everyone feel welcome. For me, it’s part of being a good global citizen and I think a good life-skill in general. I’m really looking forward to accessing these resources and I know it’ll improve my coaching ability greatly, among other benefits” enthused TBA’s Sport Programs and Development Manager, Emily Rennes.

All eLearning modules are co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of disability. TBA has also confirmed that this is a recognised Professional Development Opportunity for accredited coaches of the sport. All eLearning sessions through SCOPE will count towards renewal/upgrading hour requirements as professional development through proof of completion.
 
If you are interested in registering for this wonderful development opportunity and gain access to the eLearning modules, please click the below button, and fill out the quick registration form. Access to eLearning modules is expected to open on the 1st of November 2021.

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