When: 12:00 - 13:00, Thursday 14 September 2023 Where: Teams Call - online, Anywhere with an internet connection and browser This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
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FVA lunchtime learning sessions are aimed at raising the skills and capacities of local service providers interested in improving or enhancing their provision in Fife.
An estimated 13,000 people in Fife are living with sight loss; of these, 1,923 are registered blind or partially sighted. In addition, it is also estimated that there will be a 20% increase in the number of people in Fife who will experience sight loss by 2030 (RNIB Data tool, 2021).
It is often assumed that those managing sight loss will struggle to find or remain in employment. At this session Heather Barbara will help us understand:
what the Royal National Institute for Blind people is and how it helps those with sight loss
what sight loss really means and how widely the experience of those with different forms of sight loss can differ
how assumptions about sight loss impact people’s employment prospects unnecessarily
how workplaces can adapt to the needs of those with visual impairment
how your clients can benefit from further support from organisations supporting those with visual impairments