Our challenge is that tandem bicycles and acoustic scopes are expensive pieces of equipment. The cost for a person with a vision or other impairment to participate in these activities, even at a basic recreational level, is significantly higher than for an able bodied person.
For example, a decent recreational tandems start from around $1,200 and go over $5,000, while a good racing tandem start at around $9,000. As a comparison, a good standard racing bike can be had for $2000.
Similarly, the costs involved in target shooting are higher for a Vision Impaired shooter, as the acoustic scope used costs between $1,000 and $2,000 on top of $2,000-$4,000 for a suitable air rifle, plus shooting jacket.
For our tandem riders and our shooters, Exsight also covers the cost of consumable items, such as tyres, tubes, targets and pellets.