Knowledge Hub

Our collection of resources designed specifically to help people living with sight loss.

This section contains our own guides and also links to others’ websites and resources.

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Tips and Tricks – At Home
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Tips and Tricks – At Home

Managing at home can be one of the biggest challenges when diagnosed with sight loss. Everyday tasks can sometimes seem insurmountable, there are many simple tips and tricks that can make a difference.

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Tips and Tricks – In the Kitchen
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Tips and Tricks – In the Kitchen

We’ve collected some of your handy hints to help make navigating your kitchen and cooking meals a little bit easier, and of course to help you stay safe.

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Tips and Tricks – In the Garden
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Tips and Tricks – In the Garden

Whether you have a small window box or space to create flower beds, you may find some of these tips helpful to stay independent in the garden.

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Tips and Tricks – Reading and Writing
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Tips and Tricks – Reading and Writing

Ten quick tips for reading and writing. From magnifiers and lighting, to audiobooks, writing guides and large print calendars.

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Standing Exercises for Older People
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Standing Exercises for Older People

Our audio-described exercise sessions are specifically designed for older people with visual impairments to do in the comfort of their own home. Ten sessions are available.

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Seated Exercises for Older People
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Seated Exercises for Older People

Our audio-described exercise sessions are designed specifically for older people to help with balance, stretching, muscle strengthening and cardio. Six sessions available.

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Kitchen Skills and Simple Recipes
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Kitchen Skills and Simple Recipes

This booklet covers the most important areas of consideration when in the kitchen, provides handy tips, describes some of the specialist equipment available, and includes some easy recipes for you to try.

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Fraud Advice Audio File

This audio guide, produced by our local Fraud Protection Officer, explains what to look out for, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you're a victim of a scam.

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Travel Apps for Bus Journeys
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Travel Apps for Bus Journeys

Travel Apps can help you plan your journey by entering your destination into the search box, the App will then give you a route plan, including bus numbers and departure times.

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Sight Loss – what we needed to know
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Sight Loss – what we needed to know

This booklet is full of useful information put together by people living with sight loss at different stages of their journeys. Includes quotes about their experiences, and their top 10 tips for coping with sight loss.

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Rehabilitation – what is it?
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Rehabilitation – what is it?

An insight into what rehabilitation is about, what it covers, how it may help you and how to get this type of support if you need it.

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Sight Guiding – Countryside walking
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Sight Guiding – Countryside walking

How to guide someone who with sight loss on a non-conventional walking route. Covers communication, good guiding practice, potential dangers and how to overcome them.

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Employment – Applying for a Job
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Employment – Applying for a Job

Large print document, covering applying for a job: writing a CV, completing application forms and writing a covering letter.

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Employment – Preparing for Work
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Employment – Preparing for Work

Large print document, covering where to get advice; what training courses are available, and how to start looking for work.

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Employment – My Rights
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Employment – My Rights

Large print document, covering what to do if an employer asks about your visual Impairment; what actions an employer must take to help, and what financial support is available.

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Employment – First Steps
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Employment – First Steps

Ready to think about employment? This document helps guide you through some of the initial questions to ask yourself to help identify possible careers.

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Making Technology Work for You
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Making Technology Work for You

Practically every new phone, tablet or computer has built-in accessibility functions which can make a real difference to people with sight loss. Read this brief summary of some of the devices which can help.

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Technology in Your Pocket
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Technology in Your Pocket

So many of us have a smart phone or tablet sat on the table next to us or in our pockets, but are we all making the most of them? This article outlines a few simple things you can do to make your device work for you.

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Fraud Advice – Large Print
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Fraud Advice – Large Print

Scams: What are they, how to avoid them, and what to do if you fall victim to a scam

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Technology guides
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Technology guides

Have a look through our range of accessible guides to help you make the most of the technology you have in your home.

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British Blind Sport – Active at Home
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British Blind Sport – Active at Home

British Blind Sport have produced a range of audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength. Link to their webpage below.

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Audio Described Breathwork Practice Class
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Audio Described Breathwork Practice Class

This 10-minute YouTube session produced by Metro Blind Sport is a perfect way to de-stress. An audio-described introduction to Breathwork Practice.

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Accessible workouts for people with sight loss
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Accessible workouts for people with sight loss

This YouTube channel from Eyes Free Fitness contains 24 classes, including workouts, yoga classes, pilates, balance and stretch exercises.

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Accessible Information Standard
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Accessible Information Standard

A brief overview of the Accessible Information Standard, which aims to make sure that people who have a disability or sensory loss get information in a format that they can access and understand.

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