Telephone:
0191 478 5959
Email:
contactus@sightservice.co.uk

Aiming to enable visually impaired people to enjoy the quality of life others take for granted.

Visual Impairment Awareness Training

“Nearly two million people in the UK are blind or partially sighted and visual awareness training can help increase your accessibility especially in a visitor orientated businesses”.

Visual Impairment Awareness Training can help businesses understand how to best provide support to people who are blind or partially sighted.

Sight Service offer a range of training options including the following:

A one hour non-accredited basic introduction session which covers:

Who are Sight Service and how we can help

The meaning of visual impairment

Myths and truths about visual impairment

The most common eye conditions and their effects

An in-house certificate of attendance will be issued on completion

A standard 3 hours Non-Accredited Training session which covers:

Who are Sight Service and what we do
What visual impairment means
Low vision and its consequences
Dispelling the Myths about visual impairment
The most common eye conditions and their effects
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
The benefits of assistive technology
Visual impairment simulation
Good and bad practice
How to interact effectively with people with eye conditions
The benefits of good lighting and colour contrast

An in-house certificate of attendance will be issued on completion

A two half day Accredited Training Course which covers:

All of the above and also includes a half day on Sighted Guiding Techniques.

Course accredited through One Awards with Certificate issued from One Awards

A two hour Non-Accredited Sighted Guiding Techniques session which covers:

Being able to safely guide a visually impaired person including specific techniques around:

To and from sitting

Through narrow spaces

Outward and inward turns

Push and pull doors

Stairs and steps

We are happy to adapt any of our courses to meet your organisational needs. Courses can also be tailored specifically for you, please contact us to discuss.