Tuesday 28 November 2023

13:00 - 16:00

Gowar Meeting Room

Sighted Guide Training

The School of Business and Management, School for Performing and Digital Arts and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team are proud to announce our first sighted guide training.

Sighted guiding is a way of escorting a person who has a vision impairment in an efficient way, giving this person the feeling of moving in a safe and secure manner. This three-hour in-person training will cover sight loss awareness as well as a practical session where you will learn to sighted guide someone and be sighted guided by one of your fellow participants. This training will be run by Guide Dogs for the Blind UK who will also issue certificates to all participants who complete the training.

Guide Dogs is a registered charity that supports people living with sight loss. They are best known for their four-legged life-changers but provide many other community-based services to visually impaired and blind people. Sighted guiding plays a huge role in this. The more people who know how to properly and safely guide a blind or partially blind person, the greater the independence and inclusion for everyone living with sight loss.

At the moment, there are 2 million people in the UK experiencing sight loss. This training is useful to you if you want to be more aware of sight loss and its challenges, gain the certificate to use in your current or future workplace, become a My Sighted Guide volunteer with Guide Dogs or if you want to learn some new skills. The training is open to all staff and students at Royal Holloway. Due to the practical nature of the training places are limited and it requires in-person participation.  

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