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Visual Impairment Awareness Training in-house courses

Every day, 250 people start to lose their sight and there are currently two million people in the UK living with visual impairments. 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, so visual impairment awareness training is now more important than ever before.

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Visualise delivers specialist visual impairment awareness training to businesses to enable staff to effectively communicate with and assist visually impaired (VI) customers and fellow employees. Our training gives insights into the barriers faced by many visually impaired people and provides the skills and confidence to help overcome these.

Do you have questions about visual impairment, sight loss or blindness?

Lady with a white cane asking a man for directions and he says over there, she replies where is over there? Our Visual Impairment Awareness Training addresses this common mistake.

  • How do I support a person with a visual impairment?
  • Is visual language such as “see you later” offensive?
  • How do blind people access a computer and what jobs can they do?
  • How do I guide someone with sight loss?
  • How can I ensure my business is accessible for people with sight loss?
  • How does a guide dog understand directions?
  • How do I ensure my employees maintain good eye health?

Visual Impairment Awareness Training course content

Our bespoke visual impairment awareness training can be tailored to cover the topics relevant to your business needs.  Typically, our content includes:

  • Causes of sight loss, eye conditions and their effects
  • The emotional impact of sight loss
  • Sighted guide training – how to guide a person with a visual impairment
  • Effective communication and appropriate language when communicating with a person who has sight loss
  • Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010
  • Accessible buildings and environments
  • The importance of eye health
  • How assistive technology can empower a person with a visual impairment

The course is both interactive and engaging, allowing participants to take a hands-on approach, whilst fostering confidence in supporting people with visual impairment – take a look at our video to see what attendees say about our sessions.

We’ll visit your organisation and deliver on-site training at your convenience. If off-site courses would be more appropriate, we can arrange for the use of a training facility close to your premises.

Visual Impairment Awareness – Open Training Courses

We’re currently also running open courses across the UK, find your local open course.

One of our female trainers guiding another lady who is wearing a blindfold up some stairs. Our Visual Impairment Awareness Training will enable you to do the same safely and effectively.

Why choose Visualise as your training partner?

All 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 experiences.

What attendees say about our awareness training…

“I thoroughly enjoyed Daniel’s training course as it was informative with a good mix of theory, film and interactive learning. I particularly enjoyed the simulation specs and guiding exercises. Daniel’s delivery style is both fun and engaging.”

PRM Training Officer, OCS, London Gatwick Airport

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“It was a complete pleasure and fun experience to undertake the visual impairment training offered by Daniel. His knowledge and experiences bring to life a topic that some people find hard to discuss. The session was full of fun exercises and gave a real insight into how simple things can make a real difference. I would highly recommend this training to anyone.”

Programme Support Manager, The Prince’s Trust Cymru

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To find out more or book your training course call us on 07472305268 or email info@visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk

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