West Midlands Sight Loss Councils Purple Tuesday Event

Thursday 4 November 10:00am - 2:00pm
Merry Hill Shopping Centre Pedmore Road Brierley Hill DY5 1QX

West Midlands Sight Loss Councils invites the public, retailers and staff to experience a shopping trip as a blind or partially sighted person.

The event will take place in Merry Hill Shopping Centre. Merry Hill Shopping Centre will light up the shopping centre purple to mark the event and Purple Tuesday!

Local sight loss charity Beacon Centre will also be in attendance to support the event.

SLC members and staff will talk to attendees about the small changes that make shopping more accessible and enjoyable to blind and partially sighted customers.

West Midlands Sight Loss Councils engagement manager Louise Connop says:

“Purple Tuesday is an important date in the calendar to highlight the obstacles that blind and partially sighted people may face whilst out and about shopping and socialising.  By working collaboratively with the community all year round visually impaired people can enjoy the physical shopping experience in the same way as their sighted peers. West Midlands sight loss councils are really pleased that Merry Hill shopping centre are supporting this event not only today but everyday”

West Midlands Sight Loss Councils, which advocates for the needs of blind and partially sighted people in the region will invite event attendees to try simulation spectacles that simulate different eye conditions. Participating retailers will be asked to perform simple shopping tasks, such as checking the price of a product or finding a piece of clothing in a particular size while wearing Sim-Specs.

The event will also be an opportunity for retailers and staff to book further VI awareness training with the SLC.

Come along any time between 10 – 2pm to take part or support our volunteers.

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