A recent set of portraits doing the rounds of social media did a bang-up job of causing a storm in a virtual teacup. One was of a twenty-something woman in a yellow bikini. There was one of a drop dead gorgeous young guy with an elegant sartorial style…in a crisp city smart suit and tie....Read More
My name is Callum Russell. I am blind since birth and make use of a long cane. I suffer from a condition called Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, which means that I have no light or colour perception. In other words, I don’t see anything. However, I have never allowed my disability to hold me back. I...Read More
It’s National Eye Health Week from the 19 to 25 September, a campaign to promote looking after your eyes. More than half of all sight loss is due to preventable or treatable causes, so here are some tips on looking after your eyes. Top 10 tips for looking after your eyes Eye Health Week has...Read More
I have decided to write this blog to express my gratitude to Cardiff Business Club and the Prince’s Trust for awarding me with a special bursary to develop my business. I have now been running my company for two years and The Prince’s Trust has been a great supporter from the beginning. I am amazed...Read More
In partnership with The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), Visualise Training and Consultancy are holding a Visual Impairment Awareness day to build confidence and empower you to support your customers with visual impairments. You will tour the college and experience how the UK’s leading specialist college for people with visual impairments, empowers...Read More
Good news from us today. Visualise and The Royal National College for the Blind are now joining forces. Visualise will now be delivering visual awareness training on behalf of the RNC. The Royal National College for the Blind are a specialist college providing a range of courses to blind and partially sighted people up and down the country....Read More
Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Bath teamed up with young local entrepreneur, Daniel Williams, to host a sensational ‘Dining in the Dark’ experience, where all diners were blindfolded for the duration of the event so they could understand the challenges of having a visual impairment. Daniel, who is visually impaired himself, also aimed to dispel...Read More
We are proud to announce that Visualise are putting on our second Dining In The Dark Event on the 8th of April to raise funds to support the Prince’s Trust. We are also celebrating the 1 year Anniversary of the company so we are very excited to ensure this evening is something special. We have very...Read More
Director of Visualise Training and Consultancy, Daniel Williams features on BBC Saints and Scroungers. Daniel talks about his sight loss journey and the motivation behind him setting up his own business. Watch nowRead More
Daniel’s Story Young Visually impaired man sets up a consultancy business to help others a young man from Cardiff has used his personal experience of living with a visual impairment to start his own business which aims to support organisations to cater for the needs of visually impaired customers. Daniel, aged 22, from Roath intends...Read More
A disability doesn’t define someone, nor does it equal inability. Whilst it’s important to understand the unique circumstances people may have, often I’ve found it can become all-encompassing to that individual. The post Dealing with Sight Loss: Being Blind in Business appeared first on Visualise Training and Consultancy.
This article focuses on employees with visual impairments and how organisations can support them to maximise their potential. The post Supporting Employees with Visual Impairments appeared first on Visualise Training and Consultancy.
If you are a person living with a disability, it’s frustrating that you cannot just turn up at the station, get on a train and travel wherever you want to go to the same as everyone else, due to the fact that you need to book assistance at least 24 hours in advance. How many […]
Following Dan's talk at the Croydon Vision AGM about the challenges of growing up with sight loss and how they spurred him on to make a difference to other people living with visual impairments, here's a follow up chat with Danielle, one of the charity's volunteers who helps to produce their talking newspaper The post […]
You happily go along to the optometrist, feeling good about life. Then comes the bolt out of the blue when the OCT scan reveals a problem. You need to be referred to an ophthalmologist. The post Life Beyond the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Scan appeared first on Visualise Training and Consultancy.
Lots of people, including those who have been blind since childhood, haven’t the foggiest what being blind is supposed to look like so comments like ‘You don’t look blind’ can be somewhat baffling. The post I’d never have guessed… you really don’t look blind! appeared first on Visualise Training and Consultancy.
If you’re going to accept an invitation for a date from someone who has appalling sight like me, don’t be fooled. It’s no good thinking you may as well turn up wearing your old gardening clobber and save yourself a bit of time; if your date is blind, what the heck will it matter what […]
Only 5% of people who are registered blind see nothing at all so learn to recognise the signs of sight loss as it is more common than you may think and can be easily missed. The post Supporting Older People with Sight Loss in Residential Care appeared first on Visualise Training and Consultancy.
To be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss, you just need to meet certain criteria. The post Look on the Bright Side of Being Registered Blind! appeared first on Visualise Training and Consultancy.