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1 in 5 people aged 75 and over are living with sight loss. Sight loss affects people of all ages, but as we get older we are increasingly likely to experience sight loss. Every 5 seconds someone in the world loses their sight. 9% of us will become blind or partially sighted by the time we reach the age of 60.

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According to Government statistics, disabled people spend £80 billion a year. But a third of these disabled people report that they experience difficulties in accessing public, commercial and leisure goods and services. That’s 3.75 million people who are finding it difficult to buy the products or services that they want. How could your business tap into this market and income potential?

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A survey conducted by "Fight for Sight" found that 76% of people would rather lose a limb than their eyesight. 43 per cent of registered blind and partially sighted people say they would like to leave their home more often. However are not confident due to issues with public transport.

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9 out of 10 employers state it is difficult or nearly impossible to employ someone who is blind, or partially sighted.

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The number of people in the UK with sight loss is set to increase dramatically in the future. It is predicted that by 2020 the number of people with sight loss in the UK will double to nearly 4 million. This is due to an ageing population, increasing obesity and diabetes.

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Currently 66% of working age blind and partially sighted blind people are not in paid employment.

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Nearly half of blind and partially sighted people feel "moderately" or "completely" cut off from people and things around them.

Welcome to Visualise Training and Consultancy

Is your business inclusive for blind and partially sighted people?

We work with organisations to improve services for blind and partially sighted people, helping to improve inclusivity.

Vision

Our vision is to be the catalyst in creating a more inclusive world for blind and partially sighted people.

Mission

Our mission is to empower organisations with the skills, knowledge and tools to deliver inclusive services to their blind and partially sighted customers.

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