Section 1. Legally blind individuals (defined herein as having best corrected vision no better than 20/200 in the better eye and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less in the better eye) and visually impaired individuals (defined herein as having best corrected vision no better than 20/70) who participate and compete in sports for the blind and visually impaired, as well as other persons who support the purposes of TASA, are eligible for membership.
Athletes with best corrected vision of no better than 20/70 are not eligible to compete in international competitions as defined by the bylaws of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
Section 2. All athletes competing in sponsored/sanctioned events; guides, pilots and coaches assisting in athletic competition; all TASA committee and subcommittee members and certified TASA officials must be current TASA members before they are permitted to participate in a TASA - sanctioned event.
Section 3. Annual membership dues will be set by the Board of Directors and will be payable to TASA although the Board of Directors may establish other membership classes for obtaining additional sponsorship or financial support for the TASA.
Section 4. TASA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender expression.
Section 5. The Board of Directors shall develop and publish rules and conditions under which members may be suspended or reinstated.
Section 6. Any suspension or probation recommended by the Judicial Committee shall be acted upon by the TASA Board of Directors at its next meeting.