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Breaking Down Barriers – 16th July 2024

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers is a workshop for professionals in Surrey to gain an overview, understanding and appreciation of inclusion, accessibility and independence for and with people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind.

With personal insight into everyday lived experience, its challenges and opportunities, you’ll learn about the practical support available, accessible technology and communications and how we work with adults and children across Surrey.

Image shows: staff from Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey teaching people how to guide a blind person through a series of obstacles in an outside environment.This workshop will inspire and empower you to become a champion for access and inclusion in Surrey, helping to break down the barriers so everyone can embrace an independent life at home, at work and in our communities.

Programme includes:

  • Vision impairment awareness, including ‘sighted guide’ taster
  • Deaf and hard of hearing awareness taster
  • Understanding combined sight and hearing loss and the deafblind experience
  • Accessible technology, resources and developments, including equipment demos
  • Overcoming barriers to access and inclusion discussion
  • The work of Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey and connections with Surrey County Council
  • Light lunch and refreshments.

Previous attendees said:

“It was helpful to take part in practical examples of what it’s like to have a vision impairment. It was also helpful to see how much Assistive Tech can help too.”
“It was brilliant. The session on the hard of hearing and deafblind experience was very insightful.”
“Enjoyable and inclusive training – I could not think of anything that could be improved.”

A British Sign Language video is available to watch at this link here.

Tickets: Special offer! Currently £25 each (50% off)

Date and time: Tuesday 16th July, 09.30am to 3.30pm

To book visit Breaking Down Barriers Workshop – Eventbrite booking


July 16
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, KT22 9JX
Rentwood, School Lane,
Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9JX United Kingdom
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Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey
01372 377701
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