Things Not to Say to a Guide Dog Owner Video

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2 January 2020
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“Things not to say to a guide dog owner” has been developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy. It discusses a range of common situations that guide dog owners come across and aims to raise awareness of guide dogs. The video aims to enlighten and educate the public on guide dogs. Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy said “As

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Employers – why free eye tests are good for your staff and business

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2 January 2020
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Employers are not obliged by law to offer free routine eye tests to their employees although this differs if you are someone who uses visual display equipment or screens in your role, and you feel the need for an eye test. In this case an employer must pay for this and provide glasses if you only need them for screen

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Profiting from the Purple Pound

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27 December 2019
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There are over 12 million people with disabilities in the UK, 7 million of whom are of working age – double up that figure to include their associates and you have a stampede of pounds ready to be spent. They have been given the name purple pounds and smart businesses are embracing this cash flow. We’re talking pounds, not peanuts

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Coming Out Blind

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24 December 2019
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Daniel Williams of Visualise Training and Consultancy highlights the importance of facing up to sight loss at work. You’re at work in a job you enjoy, except for one thing – you keep bumbling about the place in an odd manner, feeling a bit of a fool. You might even chuckle occasionally, trying to laugh at yourself and hopefully colleagues

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Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted People

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10 December 2019
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Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life changing for blind and partially sighted people. As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) – better known as smart home technology,

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Seeing Beyond the Eyes project wins Vision UK John Thompson Award for Excellence in Services, Support and Care 2019

11 October 2019
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Vision UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector recognised the ground-breaking work being done by the Seeing Beyond the Eyes team last night at their joint conference between the RSM GP with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section.

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Look on the bright side of being registered blind!

8 August 2019
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Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you may be able to see enough to

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No one should face sight loss alone

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15 July 2019
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I’m losing my sight; at the age of 8, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa so have very little vision and will eventually lose it completely. My mum and I felt totally isolated and very scared as we didn’t know how to access support, despite seeing countless eyecare professionals; signposting and referrals to support services would have made our journey

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New CET workshops will enhance sight loss and disability knowledge of optical professionals

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27 June 2019
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Two new CET workshops worth 3 interactive points each have been added to the range offered by Visualise Training and Consultancy to complement their successful ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ programme which helps eyecare professionals to enhance the lives of people living with sight loss. ‘Communicating with Patients who have Low Vision’ discusses how to interact with and guide patients with

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The business case for low vision

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3 May 2019
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By Daniel Williams, Man on a Mission with Low Vision http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk When you’re in business, it’s often tempting to think only in the majority, dismissing those who may not fit into the ‘most people’ bracket as too expensive to cater for, and therefore affecting vital profit margins. Assumptions abound. People with low vision will have assistants and you will give

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