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Visual Impairment Awareness e-learning

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Individuals with a visual impairment are just regular people…family members, colleagues, service users, professionals, managers and customers – only with sight differences.

Why is this course important?

It’s estimated that more than two million people in the UK live with a visual impairment (VI) that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives. This number is expected to double by 2050 due to ageing, diabetes, obesity and lifestyle factors, so being ‘VI Confident’ is an essential skill to have.

Expert Design

This course has been designed by award winning Dan Williams, our Founder, who has lived and professional experience of sight loss. Dan was diagnosed with an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa when he was 8 years old so he’s gradually losing his sight and can now only see a small amount by using his remaining central vision.

Having lived with the emotional challenges and barriers associated with sight loss from an early age, Dan wanted to pass on what he’s learned, so in 2014 he founded Visualise to help organisations and individuals make a difference to people living with sight loss.

What are the benefits?

By taking this course, you’ll increase your knowledge and skills and become ‘VI Confident’ when offering support and assistance to anyone living with low vision. You’ll also be helping our mission to make the world more inclusive, accessible, equal and enjoyable for people living with sight loss.

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Course content

  1. Sight Loss Facts and Myths
  2. Identifying Sight Loss
  3. Eye Conditions and their Effects
  4. Emotional Impacts of Sight Loss
  5. Accessibility
  6. Assistive Technologies
  7. Communicating Effectively
  8. Mobility and Sighted Guiding Techniques

Will I get a certificate?

When completed, you can download a personalised certificate of completion which can be used as part of your CPD

What’s the cost and duration?

The cost of the course is £30 per learner (VAT is not applicable) and it takes around one and a half hours to complete.

Find out more and enrol…

To find out more and enrol on this valuable course please use this direct link button to our e-learning platform…

We can also run Face to Face sessions at a venue of your choice – here’s the link

If you’d like to know more about how your organisation can become more VI Confident, please email us at or give us a call on 07472305268