Two million people in the UK are visually impaired, and this figure is estimated to increase to four million by 2050, the combined result of an ageing population, together with soaring obesity and diabetes rates.
Visualise delivers specialist visual impairment (VI) awareness training to businesses for communicating with, and assisting, visually impaired customers and employees. Our training gives insights into the barriers faced by many visually impaired people, and provides the skills and confidence to better assist, and overcome these.
Do you have questions about visual impairment?
How do I support a visually impaired person?
Is visual language such as “see you later” offensive?
How do I guide someone with sight loss?
How can I ensure my business is accessible for people with sight loss?
Does a guide dog understand directions?
Visual Impairment Awareness Training content
Our bespoke in-house training can be tailored to cover the topics relevant to your business needs, with typical course content often including:
- Eye conditions and their effects
- The emotional impact of sight loss
- How to assist and guide a visually impaired or blind person
- Effective communication and appropriate language
- Reasonable adjustments
- Accessible buildings and environments
- The importance of eye health
- How assistive technology can empower a person with a visual impairment
The course is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to take a hands-on approach, whilst fostering confidence in supporting people with visual impairment.
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Visual Impairment Awareness open courses
We’re currently also running open courses across the UK, find your local open course.
Why choose Visualise?
All of our trainers are highly skilled and have a variety of disabilities, which allows them to provide first-hand, practical insight and training based upon real-life experience.
Contact us or book your VI Awareness training
Contact us or book your VI Awareness training. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion. To book your place on the course, or for more information, complete the form below, call us on 07472305268, or email us at: email@example.com