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Would you know how to guide a blind person, or communicate with a deaf person?

Kent Association for the Blind offer a half-day session on Sight or Hearing Awareness. These courses are suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about sensory impairments. 

You will try out practical activities using simulation spectacles, blindfolds and ear defenders and learn how to guide a person safely into a seat or through a door, or up and down steps.  You will learn about communication and language.  There is an opportunity to look at signage, accessible formats, braille and a variety of gadgets available. 

After this training, you’ll have a better understanding of the eye conditions and causes of deafness, and know how to make simple changes to the environment, to allow a person to access their surroundings safely.

The training can be adapted to fit in with your requirements. KAB offer a half a day session from 9.30am to 12.30pm or a full day from 9.30am to 4pm which can be accredited to level 3 through Open College Network (OCN).  

Costs are £450 for a half-day course for up to 16 people and the accredited full day is £104 per person. This includes the OCN certificate once homework has been submitted and passed.

To discuss any aspects of the training contact Avril Chapman, Training Manager at KAB, Email avril.chapman@kab.org.uk or call 01622 691357.