Awareness

Learning Visual Impairment Awareness

 

What is visual impairment awareness?

It is a wide range of things that you can do to help to make a person feel valued, to enable a person to keep their dignity and independence; it is also a thought provoking exercise to make your home, workplace or public space a friendlier place for a person with a visual impairment to visit.

 

What do we offer?

We offer a number of courses for individuals or organisations tailored to your organisational or individual customer requirements.
A half day (3hrs) or full day (7hrs) with theoretical and practical workshops.

The table below will give you an approximate timetable and an outline of topics for you to select from for your training

 

What the Attendees Receive

All attendees will receive a pack containing handouts relevant to workshops covered while attending the course along with some general information, the opportunity to ask a visually impaired person questions that can be answered from first-hand experience and a wider understanding of issues relating to visual impairment.

We will hold a mix of theory and practical hands on group activities which will be determined by the content of your day or half day, we can give you guidance as to which topics will give you the outcomes that you are seeking.

 

An image of a selection of white sticks and canes.

Day Plan

A half day would generally have 2 workshops each lasting about 1 hour.
Commencing with a welcome and introduction, ending the session with an overview, a break halfway through the session overall time about 3 hours, generally 9 am – 12 pm, or 1 pm – 4 pm.

A full day would have 5 workshops, a lunch break and a second break in the afternoon, overall time 7 hours. Generally held 9 am – 4 pm.

Adjustments to timing may be accommodated dependant on transport and other commitments.

 

EXAMPLE OF SUBJECT

An Introduction To Braille, Moon, Computers, Mobile Telephones

What If I Am Deaf-Blind (Dual Sensory)

A Quick Look At The Common Types Of Visual Impairments

What Is A Visual Impairment (Blindness)

What Is A Visual Impairment (Partial Sight)

Have You Considered The Impact Of Contrasts And Lighting

What Methods Of Labelling Can I Use

Sighted Guiding Doors And Narrow Spaces

Sighted Guiding Out And About

Sighted Guiding Steps And Stairs

Sighted Guiding Workspace And Seating

Mobility With Cane And Dogs

What Practical Help Can You Offer

How Do I Prepare Food And Drink

 

 

Day plan layout

Half day

Introduction 

Session 1 

Break 

Session 2 

Feedback 

20 mins 

1 hour 

20 mins 

1 hour 

20 mins 

 

Full day

Introduction

Session 1 

Break 

Session 2 

Session 3 

 20 mins

 1 hour

 10 mins

 1 hour

 1 hour

Lunch

Session 4 

 Break

 Session 5

 Feedback

 1 hour

 1 hour

 10 mins

 1 hour

 20 mins

 

 

Your Part

We would like if possible for you to arrange tea or coffee for breaks, a room for the training or if required you may need to hire a room which the cost of hire would be in addition to the course costs.

Lunch is an optional extra for the organisation or the individuals to provide.

If travelling time is more than 2 hours in addition to a full days training, we will require accommodation.

 

What We Ask

Unless any objections are raised we may be recording the training session to assist us with any further training or evaluation of content and quality.

As both of our trainers have a visual impairment they will need meeting at the entrance or reception, a designated person to assist if an evacuation is required and an area to allow their guide dogs to “spend a penny”.

 

 

Finally

We will require contact name/details for the day, address of the venue and telephone number, the number of attendees and guidance on the topics that you would like us to deliver.

 

For any further information please contact us:

Email; alan@eyecan.org.uk

Telephone; 07961 406739 or 0114 220 7007

www.eyecan.org.uk/directory

www.eyecan.org.uk

 

Our Qualifications:

PTLLS Level 4 (Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector)

OCN Braille Teacher (Open College Network)        

Accredited trainer for DOLPHIN GUIDE