2015

Thomas Pocklington Trust and Royal College of Occupational Therapists

‘Light for Sight’ is a resource developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the College of Occupational Therapists which outlines the significance of improving lighting in the home to facilitate the activities of daily living and meaningful occupations of people who have visual impairments.

Although the resource has been designed as a CPD module for Occupational Therapists, it contains useful information for most frontline professionals working with people with sight loss. The module can either be delivered as a one hour group session or completed as an individual.

The learning outcomes for the module are:

•  To be aware of the extent of and principal causes of visual impairment in the older population
•  To understand how visual impairment affects daily activities of daily living and meaningful occupation
•  To understand the relationship between lighting and vision and how to maximise vision by improving lighting conditions

Links:

Light for Sight – PowerPoint and Supporting Notes

Light for Sight – Supporting Notes (Large Print)

If you require a copy of the PowerPoint presentation in Word format, or any of the materials in an accessible format, please contact Research@pocklington-trust.org.uk