Welcome to Visualise Training and Consultancy
Visual Impairment Training and Disability Experts in Accessibility, Inclusion and Equality
At Visualise Training and Consultancy, we are passionate about ensuring that employees with sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilities can enjoy the same employment opportunities and job satisfaction as everyone else.
Sight loss, visual impairment, hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus are indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any point in their working life so we investigate, assess and then recommend reasonable adjustments in the workplace to help workers retain, develop and even thrive in their roles. To achieve this, we provide Visual Impairment Workplace Assessments and Hearing Loss Workplace Assessments.
We are also industry leaders in delivering a range of face-to-face and online training courses designed to raise awareness of vision loss, hearing loss and disability. These are designed to help staff understand the experiences regularly encountered by disabled customers and colleagues. We provide Visual Impairment Awareness Training, Deaf Awareness Training and Disability Awareness Training to businesses, companies, organisations and individuals.
Disability Workplace Assessments for Employees
it is entirely possible that some of your colleagues may be struggling to cope with their hearing loss or sight loss without your knowledge. They may conceal these disabilities from Human Resources, and Senior Management. If these staff are doing their best to carry on regardless, this can lead to reduced performance, needless frustration, unnecessary anxiety and preventable sickness absence.
Our specialist work-based assessments highlight the challenges blind and partially sighted, deaf and hearing-impaired employees can face. We then provide practical solutions in a detailed report that can improve the quality of life of this member of staff. Frequently, the advice we give may apply both at work and at home. The result is a better understanding of your staff member’s requirements to do their job well. An additional benefit is that you will also be enhancing your organisational accessibility and inclusion, as well as your business productivity.
Your employee may be having difficulty in the role due to their vision or hearing, but sight loss or hearing loss does not have to mean job loss. A workplace assessment will identify and suggest reasonable adjustments that will enhance their work situation. As a minimum, a workstation assessment is vital to ensure blind, partially sighted and deaf employees can continue to do their jobs well.
New and existing members of staff with vision impairment or hearing loss will benefit hugely from our specialist visual impairment workplace assessment or hearing loss workplace assessment services. These in-depth surveys help to maximise their well-being, whilst also satisfying The Equality Act 2010.
Exciting advances in assistive technology now mean that for almost every barrier, there is a solution. Making reasonable adjustments in the workplace is a legal requirement, but luckily it has never been more straightforward. Commissioning an assessment also demonstrates that you are an inclusive, responsible and true Equal Opportunities Employer.
Sight Loss Needn’t Mean Job Loss
Online Training Courses
Our Online Visual Impairment Awareness Training and Online Deaf Awareness Training packages can be completed flexibly by staff on a computer. An all-encompassing Online Disability Awareness Training eLearning package is also available. By undertaking this training, staff can better understand the barriers faced by customers or fellow employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have other disabilities.
Upon completion, they will feel more confident about how to deliver their services to deliver a high-quality experience to your customers. This boost in confidence can only benefit your business, company or organisation. We are dedicated to making your services accessible and inclusive for people with sight loss, hearing loss and disabilities, and our online training courses offer a cost-effective and flexible way to achieve this.
These expertly designed web-based learning packages are available in our online training suite. Each includes a personalised certificate on completion. Enrolment is extremely easy and costs are very reasonable when compared to on-site, face-to-face training.
Visual impairment awareness training is vital for all public-facing organisations. Visualise Training and Consultancy are happy to offer these on-site, by arrangement. In accordance with The Equality Act 2010, blind and partially sighted people should be able to be able to access goods and services just like everyone else. Our Face to Face Visual Impairment Awareness Training focuses on empathy and engagement as a means of raising awareness and channelling positive change within organisations. We deliver the course at a venue of your choice and will answer all your questions to enable your staff to interact confidently with customers, clients and colleagues who live with sight loss. It is delivered by our professional, qualified trainers, many of whom have lived experiences of vision impairment. Your team will get a genuine insight into how to provide exceptional customer service to people living with sight loss.
Why Do You Need Our Disability Awareness Services?
Every 6 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with sight loss, that’s 250 people each day. There are currently two million people in the UK living with a visual impairment (VI) and this is estimated to increase to four million by 2050. For more useful links about visual impairment, visit Sight Loss on our Resources page.
Deafness, Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
It’s estimated there are around 12 million adults in the UK with some form of hearing loss. That is equivalent to one in five adults. Additionally, it is estimated that 151,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language (BSL) and of these, 87,000 are d/Deaf. Recent figures suggest that there are 7.1 million adults in the UK living with tinnitus. For more useful links about deafness and hearing impairment, visit Hearing Loss on our Resources page.
How Many People Have a Disability?
The latest estimates from the Family Resources Survey indicate that 14.6 million people in the UK had a disability in the 2020/21 financial year of which 21% were working-age disabled adults. For more information, follow this link for Disability Statistics on our Resources page.
Walking the Walk
Our dedicated Training Team at Visualise Training and Consultancy brings extensive professional experience in visual impairment, hearing loss and disability. Many of our disability trainers and assessors have lived experience of sight loss, hearing loss and disability and are best placed to ensure the individuals needs are fully understood and met.