Welcome to the Merseyside Sight Loss Council.
Launched in March 2019, the Merseyside Sight Loss Council is led by blind and partially sighted members from Merseyside.
If you’re visually impaired, from Merseyside and interested in advocating for blind and partially sighted people,
If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteering for the Sight Loss Councils, read the Volunteer Role Description below and fill in our short expression of interest form. If you would like to apply to become a Sight Loss Council member, apply online.
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.
Merseyside projects and successes
Bridge the gap employment
In February 2020, we held our Bridge the gap employment event at Anfield stadium. Employers and blind and partially sighted job seekers came together to discuss ways to get more visually impaired people into the workplace.
Purple Tuesday 2019
In November last year, we took part in Purple Tuesday. We had a stall at St John’s Precinct, where members of the public tried simulation specs to raise awareness of the various eye conditions partially sighted people experience.
Accessibility workshops with Apple
We teamed up with the Apple store in Liverpool to run accessibility workshops to help blind and partially sighted people use Apple devices.
If you would like to collaborate with the Merseyside Sight Loss Council on a project, please get in touch.