Sight loss charity Fighting Blindness is running their popular confidence building course, Living with Sight Loss, for visually impaired people living in Donegal and across Ireland this September.
The free course will begin on Thursday, September 17 and run every Thursday from 11am to 3pm. The course will finish Thursday, October 15.
To meet Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, the charity transformed their face-to-face five week course into a virtual webinar series.
According to the most recent statistics, there are over 2,068 people in Donegal who are living with vision impairment or blindness.
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 the last virtual Living with Sight Loss course in June, 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 Fighting Blindness on 01 674 6496 or needtotalk@fightingblindness.
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).
For more information about the Need to Talk counselling and confidence support service visit www.fightingblindness.ie/