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Is it time for The HSE to review DSE assessments?

Founding Director of Visualise Training and Consultancy Dan Williams looks at Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments to see if they should go further than just posture and ergonomics. Traditionally, DSE assessments have focused on posture and ergonomics, however, accessibility for employees with visual impairment can easily be overlooked.Employers have a legal obligation to protect their...
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Access to Work…or Delayed Access to Work?

The government’s Access to Work scheme has been a lifesaver for thousands of people with hearing or sight loss. It has enabled them to enter or remain in the workforce or become self-employed and earn an independent income whilst boosting self-esteem and mental health but unfortunately, it now involves lengthy delays. Access to Work DWP...
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Supporting Older People with Sight Loss in Residential Care

Only 5% of people who are registered blind see nothing at all so learn to recognise the signs of sight loss as it is more common than you may think and can be easily missed.
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Low Vision Patients -Feedback for Eyecare Professionals

Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, asked patients what they think eyecare professionals could do better for patients with sight loss to enhance their experience. Daniel has collated all the replies below to give the true voice of low vision patients sharing their thoughts, experiences and feelings.
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Opticians to get Clearer View of sight loss

Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy and dispensing optician Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and left to fend for themselves.  This innovative and insightful course leaves optometrists and dispensing opticians empowered with knowledge to deliver...
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How accessible are Health Clubs in the UK?

Apart from joining local sporting clubs, the 2012 Paralympics also motivated hundreds of disabled people, of all abilities, to head off to their local Health Club and get fit. How can disabled people join a UK Health Club? Then came a problem. The barriers went up as soon as people with disabilities arrived at the...
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Is it time to change the disability symbol?

The stick figure in a wheelchair has become one of the most widely-used and instantly recognised disability access symbols in the world – but is it time for a new one? The debate begins…. Stereotypes are us Why go to the expense and bother of changing something that has been working perfectly well on almost...
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Seeing Beyond The Eyes – CET Roadshow

Calling all Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Opticians it’s time to focus-in on sight loss. Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy and Dispensing Optician founder of Orbita Black Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and...
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If you offer accessibility, tell us!

So often it is the negative stories we hear in the media about people with disabilities unable to access goods or services: a wheelchair-user facing a stepped entrance, a visually impaired person needing audio support or a deaf person needing visual support. How can you help me? Yet there are many forward-thinking, good suppliers and...
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My Christmas Wish for an Accessible Railway Network

Dear Santa, My name is Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, my Christmas wish is to make the UK railway inclusive for all. We are here 2017, in the era of electrification and train design, but have we come very far as regards to rail travel for passengers with disabilities?  If you are...
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