Physical distancing and navigating the "new normal" is challenging enough for those of us with sight, but have you thought about those in our community with vision impairments for whom human proximity, guidance and touch are the very cornerstones of how they engage safely with the outside world? Central to the issue is the inability of many of our clients to exercise their free will and stay safe outdoors during this pandemic. A person with very low vision cannot practice social distancing because many are physically unable to evaluate their relative distance in relation to other people, let alone ascertain if someone is wearing a mask. The visually impaired community do not wish to be wholly reliant on others, but in so many ways, in a world governed by physical distancing, both blind and sighted people are counting on others around them to just do the right thing.
Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the confidence and independence of many of those we serve resulting in increased isolation and exclusion. While we are doing what we can to help our clients adjust and manage their lives as best they can under the current conditions, we need your help.
Please join us in helping those in our community who need our support; donate in any of the following ways:
Please feel free to contact us on 292 3231 with any questions or comments, and thank you so much for making every day better for people with sight loss.
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Serving Bermuda's blind and vision impaired community since 1957
Bermuda registered charity #90