Welcome to the Bristol Sight Loss Council
The council is led by blind and partially sighted Bristolians, who are passionate about campaigning and advocating for the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
We meet once a month to discuss any accessibility issues raised by the community and plan projects under our six themes of Education, Employment, Health, Technology, Transport and sport.
Highlights of our work are below:
GP’s visual awareness training
Before Lockdown, we delivered visual awareness training workshops with GP practise managers and front-line GP staff
We’ve worked closely with First bus on setting-up a visual impairment advisory group and helped to deliver a video with social distancing information for blind and partially sighted passengers.
Adult Social Care
We took part in a review of the rehabilitation service funded by the City Council for people with a visual impairment. We meet regularly with senior managers responsible for the sensory service team.
Adapting to Covid-19
Despite the lockdown, we’ve been working harder than ever to ensure blind and partially sighted people in our community receive the support they need.
- Worked with supermarkets to increase the numbers of home delivery slots available to people with a visual impairment.
- Produced leaflets for services on how to make social distancing measures accessible to people with a visual impairment.
- Set-up an advisory group to provide Bristol Council with feedback on their new street re-designs
- Advised organisations on alternative communication methods for those who don’t use digital platforms.
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