Right to Dream
Visibility Scotland and Deafblind Scotland are working in partnership to deliver the Right to Dream project. The project has been funded by the Equality and Human Rights Fund from the Scottish Government.
The goal of Right to Dream
Right to Dream delivers a range of training sessions focusing on the rights of those living with sensory loss. The aim of the training is to raise awareness around human rights and to highlight the protections that are in place against discrimination.
We worked very closely with a number of individuals with lived experience when developing the training. This allowed us to produce training that is both useful and meaningful.
The training themes include:
- a brief history of human rights
- key pieces of legislation
- real-life case studies and scenarios
- positive and focused discussions around the relevant topics in order to “make rights real”.
The goal of Right to Dream is to bring human rights to life and make sure that those that attend the training leave feeling more knowledgeable and in control.
We offer two different kinds of training.
For people living with sensory loss
The first is training geared towards people who are living with sensory loss themselves. It focuses on individual experiences, and dives into how someone can go about acting on situations where they feel they have experienced discrimination.
We share practical advice on what to do, where to go, and who to contact for further support to help with the resolutions of any issues.
You will also have an opportunity to share your experiences with other people who may have had similar experiences and learn how to overcome any barriers.
For people supporting individuals with sensory loss
The second training is aimed towards those who support or provide a service to individuals living with sensory loss. This might be retailers, public service providers, private companies, or any other third sector organisations.
We teach attendees about the rights of individuals living with sensory loss, and the different duties and responsibilities that they have to ensure that discrimination is eradicated and addressed. Examples of real people are used to illustrate what someone might experience and the impact a negative experience may have on them.
We believe that true, meaningful change can only occur when all parts of society come together to better understand and support each other.
We cover the whole of Scotland. If you are interested in receiving the Right to Dream training then please get in touch so we can see how best to accommodate you. There is no charge for the training.
How to get in touch
To host a session in your area please contact Deafblind Scotland:
Telephone: 0141 777 6111