Visual awareness training
We offer training, advice and support which will help raise your awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people in both work and social situations.
Nearly two million people in the UK are blind or partially sighted and visual awareness training can help increase your accessibility especially in service orientated businesses.
If you employ someone who is blind or partially sighted, then visual awareness training can help colleagues understand how to best provide support.
What is included in visual awareness training?
Learn how to communicate effectively with blind and partially sighted people, from giving directions to preparing written materials.
Learn practical techniques to increase your confidence guiding visually impaired people around a business place or office. There will be information on mobility aids, such as the different types of white cane and the needs of guide dogs.
Find out how the built environment can affect someone with a visual impairment, and learn tips to make the environment more accessible.
Find out about the Equality Act and what it means to you.
Increase your understanding of different eye conditions and what effects these have on a person’s sight.
Who is it for?
Everyone can benefit from visual awareness training, increasing understanding of the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
If you feel that you or your organisation could benefit from this service, or to find out how to book a visual awareness training course please contact your local Action team.
For more information about the free service we are currently able to offer in Norfolk and Suffolk and how to book please download our leaflet.