Video highlights sight loss
Author: Andrew McClean
A video that simulates sight loss has been developed by the Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to highlight how the world looks through the eyes of people living with vision impairment.
Produced with the Royal National Institute for Blind People and Glaucoma UK, the 16-minute video focuses on the six most common sight conditions in the UK.
Charles Colquhoun, chief executive of the TPT, said: ‘This is the first time a video of this kind has been produced. As an organisation, TPT aims to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people. Visual impairment varies greatly from person to person and is sometimes difficult to demonstrate what people with the various conditions experience – until now.
‘We hope this video will help other businesses and sight loss organisations in their work - whether for staff and volunteer vision impairment awareness training, to educate architects and town planners or engage corporates in campaigns. We are very proud to be leading on this work.’The video, What do we see? How the world looks to blind and partially sighted people, can be watched on TPT’s YouTube channel.