This course raises individuals’ understanding of sight loss and advises on effectively supporting your customers or employees with sight loss.
What is disability and how is it defined? We introduce the medical and social models of disability and the legal definition of disability. This session includes a quiz on facts and figures about sight loss before then looking at definitions of sight loss. We provide you with an overview of the different kinds of sight problems and the difficulties they can bring. The delegates carry out routine tasks whilst wearing simulation spectacles which simulate some of the eye conditions. The delegates will discuss good etiquette when meeting and communicating with people with sight loss. We demonstrate how to guide a person with sight loss and delegates have time to practice.