Join our online course this September

August 17, 2021

Our popular “Living Well with Sight Loss” course is returning in September and is now open for registration and available to everyone living with a sight condition in Ireland.

The free course will begin on Thursday 30 September and runs every Thursday from 11am to 3pm (with a lunch break). The course will finish on Thursday 28 October.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the team on needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie or 01 674 6496.

This online course provides advice, guidance and information on the practical and emotional supports you need to face the future with confidence.

Living Well with Sight Loss features a combination of sessions about what help and support is available and how it can be accessed.

A range of different themes are covered including

  • Mobility
  • Daily living
  • Emotional support and wellbeing
  • Assistive products & technology
  • Eye health & conditions
  • Leisure time & Sporting Activities

A previous participant in a Living Well with Sight Loss course said, “Attending the course made me fully aware of the whole range of services and sports activities that are available to visually impaired people. Over the course of the five weeks the sessions each week hit the right note, from mobility, household gadgets, technology, sports activities, personal stories, to social protection allowances.

“Everyone on the course had different levels of vision and it was good to hear how individuals are using technology or gadgets to assist them, good tips can be picked up from listening to others.”

The course is delivered through the accessible video conferencing platform Zoom. A telephone dial in option is also available and Zoom training is provided as required.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the team on needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie or 01 674 6496.

This course is delivered through the ‘Need to Talk’ project, an emotional support and confidence building service supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).