Visibility Scotland has created a social enterprise called Visibility Trading and Training.
It is critical that the charity remains financially sustainable to ensure that we can continue to support people living with sight loss to reach their goals and aspirations. Our social enterprise is key to achieving financial sustainability.
Any profitable income generated through social enterprise will be used to fund new, innovative ideas and to support our vital charitable services.
Please note: the quoted prices for our training are only valid until 31 December 2023.
Introduction to Visual Impairment and Inclusive communications (virtual course). Price per person £110. Costs are capped at £660 (maximum group size of 20 people)
This virtual professional training session will provide an introduction to visual impairment awareness and making documents accessible. The session will be split into two sessions, meaning that the training can be tailored to the client’s needs.
Introduction to Visual impairment awareness
This session covers:
- different types of sight loss
- the common daily difficulties that individuals living with visual impairment experience
- some of the aids and equipment that can help, including assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnification software.
Creating accessible information
This session covers:
- making digital documents accessible
- virtual meeting etiquette
- social media accessibility tips
- how to ensure information materials are accessible
The session will primarily focus on creating accessible Word documents. However, the principles shared apply equally when creating documents in other formats. The session will include an on-screen demonstration of creating an accessible Word document.
Visual impairment awareness training. Price per person £150. Costs are capped at £1,000 (maximum group size of 10 people)
The five-hour professional session covers the following:
- understanding the impact of different eye and neurological conditions
- the registration process and benefits of being registered
- opportunity to try on “simulation glasses”, showing the effects of different eye conditions
- the psychological and emotional impact of sight loss
- compensatory techniques
- equipment that can help someone with a visual impairment
- how to communicate with a visually impaired person
- sighted guiding techniques
- Human rights
- Assistive technology
Visual Impairment in Preschool Children eLearning Course
Visibility Scotland and Sight Scotland have designed a free eLearning course to enhance professionals understanding of visual impairment in children and offers strategies that you can adopt and should consider for your early years’ settings.
The module is hosted on Children in Scotland’s website (registration is required):
Community Service User or caregiver Workshop (two hours)
For many areas, this training may be available free of charge; however, if you are in an area where we are not funded to cover this educational programme, we can provide the training on request. Price will be tailored to suit the service demand.