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Inaccessible Kitchen Nightmares – A Letter to Domestic Appliance Manufacturers

Daniel Williams, Founding Director of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at accessibility challenges posed by domestic appliances Dear Domestic Appliance Manufacturers,As someone who is visually impaired, I pride myself on my independence and feel there is no need for me to ask for help with everyday tasks which I can easily complete myself. I take...
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New eLearning course enhances skills and accessibility when assisting patients with sight loss in Nottinghamshire

A new Online Visual Impairment Training Course will be launched in the new year to help optical and healthcare staff and professionals in Nottinghamshire develop their skills and knowledge of visual impairment. ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ has been developed by award-winning social businessman Dan Williams of Visualise Training and Consultancy in partnership with My Sight...

“My eyesight is impacting me at work”

Losing eyesight is challenging, scary and disconcerting. Having to change the way you do things, adapting to new challenges and learning new skills can be exhausting. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of eyesight deterioration is the uncertainty around employment.
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I’d never have guessed… you really don’t look blind!

Lots of people, including those who have been blind since childhood, haven’t the foggiest what being blind is supposed to look like so comments like ‘You don’t look blind’ can be somewhat baffling.

Fancy a REAL Blind Date?

If you’re going to accept an invitation for a date from someone who has appalling sight like me, don’t be fooled. It’s no good thinking you may as well turn up wearing your old gardening clobber and save yourself a bit of time; if your date is blind, what the heck will it matter what...
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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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Coming Out Blind

Come out blind. Begin to live again: with freedom, independence and laughing at real humour, not just at yourself

Blind People In Pakistan

I faced a lot of problems in my childhood because of society's attitude towards people with disabilities. But I overcame it. I am a warrior.

Supporting Low Vision Patients Who Can No Longer Drive

For many of us, learning to drive is one of life’s rites of passage. It represents a stepping-stone into adulthood, and a passport to independence we all too quickly take for granted. How it might feel to have that autonomy taken away from us is something to which we barely give a thought; yet for...

Tea and Empathy at the Eye Clinic please…

Look Straight Ahead By BJ Edwards www.bjedwards.co.uk “Open as wide as you can for me…” the doctor says from the other side of the white light. “Look straight ahead… that’s it, nice and wide and straight ahead.” With warm and capable fingers, he raises my eyelid higher, and I grip the handles of the frame...
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