CONSULTING – NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Individuals served by your non-profit organization often fall into multiple categories or demographics. Many have unique needs, challenges, and experiences. Understanding the complexity of these intersecting identities is crucial for your organizations success.
Visual impairments do not exist in isolation. An individual with a visual impairment has many components to their identity. The visual impairment itself makes up only a small portion of their sense of self. The intersectionality of visual impairments and other conditions is a complex issue that deserves more attention and understanding.
The training module provided by our team at GetBraille.com may consist of several components, depending on the needs of your organization and the individuals you serve. Here are some key areas of focus that might be included in the training:
- Understanding the nature of visual impairments: Staff members should have a basic understanding of different types of visual impairments and how they can impact an individual’s daily life. This might include information on common eye conditions (such as macular degeneration and glaucoma) and how they can affect an individual’s ability to see.
- Communication strategies: Effective communication is key when working with individuals with visual impairments. Staff members will be trained in techniques such as verbal descriptions of surroundings and actions, as well as how to utilize clear and concise language when giving instructions or directions.
- Environmental modifications: Simple modifications to an environment can make a big difference for individuals with visual impairments. Staff members will be trained in strategies for optimizing lighting, minimizing glare, and creating contrast in the environment to make it easier for individuals with visual impairments to navigate and access information.
In addition to training, GetBraille.com can provide accessible content such as braille, large print and audio versions of brochures, pamphlets, or other content. We can also review online content for accessibility using assistive technology.