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Visually Impaired awareness document to use at hospital
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Visually Impaired awareness document to use at hospital

A visual impairment awareness notice to use if you are staying in hospital.

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Who’s Who in the Hospital Eye Clinic
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Who’s Who in the Hospital Eye Clinic

Read about the different roles there are in an Eye Hospital and what each person does

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Tips and tricks for parenting with sight loss
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Tips and tricks for parenting with sight loss

Tips, tricks and advice other blind and partially sighted parents have offered to parents and grandparents living with sight loss..

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Tips and Tricks for Holidaying
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Tips and Tricks for Holidaying

Going on holiday can be accessible and enjoyable to those living with sight loss, our 15 tips might help you navigate some of the issues.

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The Emotional Impact of Sight Loss
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The Emotional Impact of Sight Loss

Sight Loss can affect a person’s emotional life, identity, and mental wellbeing. Find out how the 5 stages of grief theory can help you come to terms with sight loss.

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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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Making Exercise Accessible
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Making Exercise Accessible

Find out ways you can make keeping fit and active possible and enjoyable.

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Getting out and about
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Getting out and about

New places can be hard to navigate – or feel quite dangerous. It can be really helpful to take someone with you – and that is why lots of places...

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Sport and Leisure Groups Taking Place Across The Region
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Sport and Leisure Groups Taking Place Across The Region

Groups meeting throughout Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset and South Gloucestershire National Trust VI Walks at Tyntesfield Estate Learn about the history of this fascinating place and use your senses...

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Accessible places to visit across the region
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Accessible places to visit across the region

Being blind or partially sighted doesn’t mean you can’t have great days out in your local area. Follow these links to find out about accessible places to visit across Bristol,...

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Making Technology Work For You – Built in technology
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Making Technology Work For You – Built in technology

Your everyday technology (e.g. mobile phone / tablet) has a large range of built in features you can use to help with the challenges sight loss can pose.

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Are We There Yet?  Holidaying With Sight Loss
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Are We There Yet?  Holidaying With Sight Loss

Find out about holidaying when you have sight loss, the accessible options and adaptations that can help make your holiday great.

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Making Tech Work for You – Online Shopping
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Making Tech Work for You – Online Shopping

Marc Gulwell, our Sight Loss Advisor Manager writes about how shopping online has helped him. As someone registered blind, one of the most difficult things I have found to do...

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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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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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