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Sensory Loss and Independent Living - Borders

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Brothers of Charity Services (Scotland)

Triest House

Bridge Street

Galashiels

TD1 1SW

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This is an event hosted by the Self-Directed Support Joint Sensory Project and is designed to raise sensory awareness, in particular for people who are involved in the assessment process for Self-Directed Support; or for those people in a supporting role of any kind with people who are blind/partially sighted or deaf*. The event features talks from 3 Peer Volunteers from the Project:

Asif Ali Khan – Motivational Ambassador

Asif believes that with the right support at the right time from the right people you can achieve anything in your life, even though he is blind. Asif explores some key times in his life when the right people have provided the right support and helped him achieve great things, and asks you to consider what might have happened if he had not had the support.

Walter Ramage - Peer Volunteer

Walter lost his sight a number of years ago and will be speaking about the process of accessing Self-Directed Support, and what kind of things make a difference for someone who is blind. He will also address the impact that peer support could have and asks you to consider ways to facilitate effective peer support.

Alison Marshall

Alison is Deafblind and has Ushers Syndrome. She will be talking about the various challenges she faces in daily life and the ways in which these barriers can be tackled. Alison will ask you to consider your communication methods and workplace; how these might create barriers; and how to remove these barriers and provide people who are Deafblind with equal access to information and services.

We will also introduce you to the Guide to Accessible Information, which has been created to help remove barriers for people who are deaf* (where deaf* includes Deaf British Sign Language Users; Deafblind; deafened; and acquired deaf) or blind/partially sighted when accessing information and services. It addresses Braille; Large Print; Electronic Screen Readers; Audio-description of Text; British Sign Language; Subtitles; and Audio Induction Loop Systems and discusses ways in which your organisations can design documents and information with accessibility in mind at all times.

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Brothers of Charity Services (Scotland)

Triest House

Bridge Street

Galashiels

TD1 1SW

United Kingdom

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