Classification provides a structure for Competition. Classification is undertaken to ensure that the Athlete competes equitably with other Athletes.

Classification has two important roles:

• To determine Eligibility to Compete
• To group Athletes for Competition

Classification provides a systematic method for grouping Athletes, according to their visual abilities, into “classes” which act as the framework for competition.
Prior to competing in IBSA-sanctioned Continental or World Championships, Athletes must undergo Classification, carried out by an International V.I.

IBSA Classification Information

The Classification Process FlowChart-v2 (Dec 2018, .pdf)

Classification Procedures-2017-01 rev (Dec 2018, .pdf)