TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES THAT ASSOCIATE WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH A VISION IMPAIRMENT
Individuals who are blind, or visually impaired, should have equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all services in our community.
Your sales staff should be familiar with how to best deal with a customer with a vision impairment. They should be able to assist in:
- reading price, size, and other product information
- counting and identifying currency
- assisting customers in retrieving items from shelves
- describing colors, patterns, and other visual characteristics
- advising on hazards, breakable items, steps and trip hazards
Your service staff should assist customers who are blind or vision impaired in the following way:
- offer sighted assistance to seating, tables, chairs, and/or the bar
- orient customer to restaurant facilities
- communicate the contents of the menu
- count and identifying currency
- provide food service assistance
- provide adequate lighting
IN THE WORK PLACE
There are various factors that can help people with vision loss to better manage their condition at work. This can include changes to work tasks and the environment. The necessary adjustments will vary depending on the level of vision loss. Employees who have low vision can be helped at work through simple changes to the environment, like using tactile markers or signs, adjusting lighting and marking the edges of steps with a contrasting strip. Orientation training may also benefit employees, enabling them to become familiar with their surroundings.
CARE & NURSING HOMES
We can advise you on how best to help any of your clients who may have a vision impairment. A short amount of training can make a big difference and enable you to to better serve your clients and provide the best quality of life possible while they are under your care.
VISION BERMUDA CAN HELP YOU. CALL 292 3231 AND SPEAK TO THERESA MCMORDIE, OUR VISION REHABILITATION PROFESSIONAL