A deaf fitness influencer says dark rooms, loud music, and Instagram Lives are ‘major barriers’ to gym class accessibility

Summarized by Holly Gerber, Staff Writer

Deaf Instagram influencer India Morse is pushing for greater accessibility in the fitness industry—one workout at a time. Frustrated by the lack of visual workouts, India recently created her own coaching app for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Coaching By India is accessible to everyone. India signs during the workouts while an interpreter voices her movements. Captions play during each video, ensuring each aspect is easy to follow.

While India’s app is a start, she hopes that other platforms will become more accessible by making similar changes to their workout videos. These slight adjustments could make a huge difference for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

To read more about India Morse and accessibility in the fitness industry, read the full article here: https://www.insider.com/deaf-fitness-instructor-fighting-for-more-accessibility-workout-classes-instagram-2020-6

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