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Managing Sight Loss Sessions

Date: 26/01/2021

Time: 2:20pm to 3:30pm

Managing Sight Loss Sessions Winter/Spring 2021

London Vision has been hosting Managing Sight Loss sessions since the summer of 2020. The sessions are loosely based upon the Living with Sight Loss course delivered by the RNIB. All the sessions are currently held via the online video conferencing platform Zoom; people join in via computers, tablets, mobile phone, and the traditional house phone. Whenever we can, we do our best to help people join in. Our sessions are relaxed and informal; they are a mixture of information giving and listening to participants’ experiences of living with sight loss.  All sessions are one hour in length unless notified differently.  Friends and family are most welcome to sit in to find out more. Want to join a session?

Call on 0203 761 3651 or email on info@londonvision.org

January

  • 7th January 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – All about registration: the benefits and rights it brings 
    In this session you will explore certification and then registration as sight impaired or severely sight impaired. You will explore the services you can expect from your local council along with the benefits and concessions registration brings.

  • 12th January 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Getting out and about safely
    You'll discuss techniques for moving safely and independently around the home, considering the use of lighting and contrast. You'll then explore independent travel outdoors, chatting about simple tips and tricks along with directing you to support that’s available from your local council and others. 

  • 14th January 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Life hacks – everyday living: in the kitchen 
    In this session you will explore ways of making drinks, cooking snacks, marking appliances, and labelling and identifying products.

  • 19th January 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Life hacks – everyday living: your daily routine 
    In this session you will explore equipment and techniques that can assist you with your daily routine, from identifying hair conditioner to basic DIY.

  • 21st January 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Introduction to assistive technology 
    This session is an introduction to the world of assistive technology. You will discuss apps that read text, phones that talk to you and will introduce you to the accessibility features on smartphones. This session will be led by Graham Page from Thomas Pocklington Trust.

  • 26th January 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Sport, leisure, and hobbies 
    In this session you will explore sporting, leisure, cultural and other fun activities with the help of Metro Blind Sport and Vocaleyes. 

  • 27th January 6 pm – 7.30 pm – Advanced assistive technology 
    This session is for regular users of assistive technology and takes the form of a discussion. It will be led by Graham Page from Thomas Pocklington Trust and Davinder Kullar from RNIB’s Technology for Life team. You will also update you on any new technology.

February

  • 3rd February 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Feeling good, staying healthy 
    In this session we’ll explore different techniques for staying positive and relaxed when dealing with the pressures of everyday life. 

  • 10th February 6pm – 7.30 – All things reading 
    With the support of Paul, RNIB’s Digital Transformation manager and Davinder Kullar from RNIB’s Technology for Life team, in this session you will explore all the different ways of accessing reading material

  • 16th February 6 pm – 7.30 pm – All about registration: the benefits and the rights it brings
    In this session you will explore certification and then registration as sight impaired or severely sight impaired. You will explore the services you can expect from your local council along with the benefits and concessions registration can bring.

  • 18th February 6 pm – 7.30 pm – Making the most of your vision 
    This session will be delivered alongside the Macular Society. You will talk about the range of different ways you can make the most of your vision, where you can get help with low vision aids, and more.

  • 23rd February 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Getting out and about safely 
    In this session you will discuss techniques for moving safely and independently around the home, considering the use of lighting and contrast. Then you will explore independent travel outdoors, discussing simple tips and tricks along with directing you to support available from your local council and others.  

  • 25th February 2.30 pm – 3.39 pm – Life hacks - everyday living: In the kitchen 
    In this session you will explore ways of making drinks, cooking snacks, marking appliances, and labelling and identifying products.

March

  • 2nd March 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Life hacks - everyday living: your daily routine 
    In this session you will explore equipment and techniques that can assist you with your daily routine, from identifying hair conditioner to basic DIY.

  • 4th March 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm – Introduction to assistive technology
    This session is an introduction to the world of assistive technology. You will discuss apps that read text, phones that talk to you and will introduce you to the accessibility features on smartphones. This session will be led by Graham Page from Thomas Pocklington Trust.

  • 9th March 6pm – 7.30pm – Advanced assistive technology 
    This session is for regular users of assistive technology and takes the form of a discussion. It will be led by Graham Page from Thomas Pocklington Trust and Davinder Kullar from RNIB’s Technology for Life team. You will also update you on any new technology.

  • 15th March 6pm – 7pm – Feeling good 
    In this session you will explore different techniques for staying positive and relaxed when dealing with the pressures of everyday life. 

  • 24th March 6 pm – 7 pm – Celebration of COVID community support fund and new beginning 
    In this session you will be saying thank you to the COVID community support fund and looking back over six months of Managing Sight Loss sessions. This will also be an opportunity for participants to feed back and suggest ideas for future sessions and topics. 

Location

At home


Organiser

London Vision

T: 0203 761 3651

M: info@londonvision.org

Website: www.londonvision.org

Further dates for this event

26 January, 2021