VISUAL IMPAIRMENT PROGRAMMES

These programmes provide diversity and inclusion education for both teachers and students and are tailored to meet the age range of the audience, starting from reception. They are essential for teachers who have a visually impaired student in their class because they give a unique insight into the challenges that student faces.

BLINDNESS AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT WORKSHOP

This programme lets you experience first-hand what it is like to have a visual impairment using top of the range simulation glasses. It dispels many myths about blindness and will change your perspective on people with disability. You and your students can experience the world in a different way, encouraging tolerance and empathy amongst young people for those with disabilities.

For younger students, it gives an opportunity to meet a blind person and to learn about life with limited sight, owning and working with a guide dog and Fern introduces the concept of empathy.

 

HOW TO GUIDE A VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON 

Do you feel confident about offering assistance to a visually impaired person? Fern shows you how to approach a blind person and how to guide them in an appropriate way. She and her guide dog Nancy also give you an insight into life with a guide dog and Fern reveals some of the strange, (and often hilarious), things people think about Nancy’s capabilities!

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity for your students, either as a one hour lesson, or part of a longer programme, speak to Fern now.