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  • Sighted guiding training

    Created: 26/07/2022
    News/Events Category: General News

    Could you spare an hour to learn how to guide people with sight loss, and make your workplace more accessible?

    There are currently two million people in the UK living with sight loss, with this number predicted to double by 2050. People who are blind or partially sighted come from all walks of life. Guide Dogs Forfar's aim is to increase the number of people who are trained in sighted guiding across the UK, to help create a more inclusive society for people with vision impairment.

    Guide Dogs Forfar's one-hour, free virtual training is ideal for people who work or volunteer with members of the public.

    Sighted guiding is a useful life skill. It will give staff confidence when they meet people who are blind or partially sighted, and the guiding techniques to help them if they need it. And they’ll be helping us to transform public spaces in the UK, so that they are welcoming for people with vision impairments.

    The training is available to anyone over the age of 18 and is delivered in a live, online session by one of the organisation's expert staff. It will cover:

    • How to start a conversation when you meet someone who is blind or partially sighted.
    • The confidence to ask someone if they need assistance.
    • Basic guiding techniques for crossing roads, getting around obstacles and getting in and out of cars.
    • An introduction to common eye conditions and their impact.
    • Awareness of access rights and barriers to independence.

    Sessions are limited to 15 people.

    Take a step towards making your workplace more inclusive and learn an essential life skill in just one hour, for free. Visit Guide Dog's website to sign up and view a range of available dates.


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