Visual / Sensory Awareness Training

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People with sight loss, blind or partially sighted, often need assistance because they cannot see or cannot see well – they may need assistance from someone who understands their needs.

Any business or organisation, especially those providing a public service such as shops, information points, transport or education, but also organisations like those providing care for the elderly or people with a disability, who often have some degree of sight loss, need staff who have been trained in how to assist someone with sight loss most effectively and safely.

Why book visual awareness training with us?

We are fully qualified in the field of visual impairment, hearing loss, sensory (dual) loss, have in-depth experience of working with people with visual / hearing impairments and we can tailor the training to your workplace needs.

With our training, you can provide valuable professional development to your employees and colleagues. Discover how to make communication, mobility, daily activities and the environment more easily accessible for someone with a visual impairment. Using simulation glasses you will engage in practical activities, identify problems and discuss solutions.

What are the aims

• This training course is an introduction to dual sensory impairment with a focus on acquired deafblindness.
• Aims are to provide an overview of the different causes and conditions of deafblindness and dual sensory loss and the emotional impact of this on the individual.
• Demonstrate best practice in communicating and supporting people with a dual sensory loss as a colleague, peer, friend or member of the public.

What you will learn

Discover how to make communication, mobility, daily activities and the environment more easily accessible for someone with a visual / sensory impairment.

Using simulation glasses you will engage in practical activities, identify problems and discuss solutions.

A half day session (4 hours) £40 per person

(Max 10—Min 6 in a group. Individual places are available – please contact us for details)

Please contact j.drake@wilberforcetrust.org.uk

 

New: ‘bite-sized training modules’

We are now also delivering mini sessions depending on your needs. This is typically based around 4 modules of information and focus. Typically these are delivered in one and half hour sessions.

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