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Disability Awareness Training – Visual Impairment

Many people have little or no knowledge of how severe sight loss can impact on daily life.

We provide half day or full day training courses at the Centre or in-house for professionals, care staff or volunteers.

The course is designed to help people;

  • Develop an awareness of the challenges faced by people with a visual impairment.
  • Understand what the terms blind, partially sighted and visually impaired mean.
  • Gain knowledge of the different types of sight loss, and how this will affect what people can see.
  • Learn what help people with a visual impairment might need.
  • Understand how to make the environment safer or easier for people with a visual impairment.
  • Learn basic guiding skills.
  • Discover what help and information is available for them, and for people with a visual impairment.

We also offer interactive sessions linked to the National Curriculum for children in primary schools.

Contact Penny Bettell 020 8540 5446


Merton Voluntary Association for the Blind, Charity No. 1075388, registered company no 3758661
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, SW19 2DX
Email us at: info@mertonvision.org.uk, or telephone: 020 8540 5446