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Visual Awareness training

Knowing a little more about sight loss can help your organisation and the blind and partially sighted people who use your services.

We can help you learn more about the impact of living with sight loss

At London Vision we can offer bespoke training sessions designed to raise awareness and understanding of sight loss. We will demonstrate how your service or organisation can make reasonable adjustments to ensure the best possible service for blind and partially sighted people. We will outline how you can fulfil your duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Ideally training is delivered to groups of up to 20 people. The training makes use of practical exercises to underpin learning and is supported by video and/or in person accounts from  blind and partially sighted people.

If you would like to book a training session for 2022 please get in touch on info@londonvision.org

What will the course cover?

As part of Visual Awareness training, we will look at:

  • Causes of sight loss and definitions
  • Who is who in eye care
  • Effective communication
  • How to maintain eye health
  • The sight loss pathway, including certification and registration as sight impaired or severely sight impaired
  • Benefits and concessions associated with registration
  • Common causes of sight loss
  • The emotional impact of sight loss
  • The practical implications of living with sight loss
  • Simple solutions to everyday living with sight loss
  • Assistive technology
  • Sources of support and information
  • Learning disabilities and sight loss
  • Access audits
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Feedback from delivered Visual Awareness training courses:

Attendees found the “sessions with partially sighted people who spoke powerfully about how it affected them and also provided practical solutions” particularly useful.

“Even though it was carried out via MS Teams I felt that the sessions enabled me to reflect on how sight loss affects all the things we do in our day to day lives and the challenges this poses”


“A really informative session which I found very interesting and useful”

“Looking forward to forwarding of training materials for sharing with staff who did not attend. Very useful”

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If you would like to book a training session for 2022 please get in touch on info@londonvision.org