Visual Awareness Training

An Introduction to Visual Impairment 

Bradbury Fields Visual Equality Half Day Training Course

PARTICIPANTS: a maximum of 20 trainees can attend each session

DURATION: 3 Hours – approximately, with a 15 minute break

Course Overview

Two trainers, one visually impaired, will provide trainees with an understanding of visual impairment and the psychological and functional effects.

Each trainee will receive a certificate of attendance.

Aims / outcomes of the course

By the end of the course the trainees will be able to:-

• Understand and explain the different mobility options available to blind and partially sighted people.

• Understand how visually impaired people use other senses to compensate for loss of vision.

• Appreciate the different formats required, e.g., Braille, audio tape, CD, large print, etc., as well as understand information requirements for businesses and service providers under the Disability Discrimination Act (now incorporated within the Equalities Act).

• Understand some of the differences between being born blind and losing sight in later life.

• Appreciate health and safety issues in relation to an individual’s sight.

• Understand the difference between blind (severely sight impaired) and partial sight (sight impaired), including the registration process.

• Through simulation, be able to communicate with visually impaired people using non-verbal communication techniques.

• Through simulation, be able to guide a visually impaired person safely and effectively.

• Understand the importance of colour contrast.

• Through simulation, understand different types of visual impairments and their effects.

All of the above will be covered in each session, however every course, if required, is tailored to meet the needs of trainees and their organisations.

Who Should Attend?

• Anyone who is delivering a front line service.
• Anyone who has responsibility for the delivery of front line services.

Training Costs

Training session for a maximum of 20 people either at the Bradbury Centre or at a workplace - £300 per session

Individual places are available at one of our sessions at the Bradbury Centre on the second Friday of each month from 9.30am – 12.30pm - £30 per participant

Refunds will not be given for Cancellations within 7 days prior to the delivery date.

Refunds will not be given for non-attendance.

A blindfolded participant being guided down some stairs

All of our training is conducted by qualified staff, at least one of whom will be visually impaired.

Please note all courses can be customized to suit client requirements.

For more information regarding prices please contact: Amanda Davidson