Sign up for our Living with Sight Loss course

October 12, 2020

Join us this November for the last Living with Sight Loss course of 2020. The popular confidence building course is open to people living with vision impairments across Ireland.

The free course will begin on Thursday, 12 November and runs every Thursday from 11am to 3pm for five weeks. The course will finish Thursday, 10 December.

To meet Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, we transformed our face-to-face course into a virtual webinar series. This will be our third online version of the course and previous participants found the online delivery convenient, interactive and dynamic. 

Living with Sight Loss is designed to increase the confidence and independence of people who are living with any form of sight loss. The informal course will provide information and practical advice on a range of essential everyday topics such as getting out and about, information about welfare rights, and how technology can make life that bit easier.

Connor (30, Drogheda), a participant in a previous virtual Living with Sight Loss course said, “The course was brilliant. I only lost my sight earlier this year and I picked up a lot of useful information – about everything from assistive technology to the benefits of counselling. My partner Aoife learned even more than I did, she thought it was great. We both recommend the course to anyone living with sight loss and their family members.”

The course is delivered through the accessible video conferencing platform Zoom. A telephone dial in option is also available.

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

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).