Project Category: Technology

Lighting in and around the home: A guide to better lighting for people with sight loss

April 2018 A Lighting Guide developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust is designed to assist visually impaired people to improve lighting in their homes, increasing their independence, comfort and safety. The guide, which has been endorsed by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, is an updated version of the popular second edition of the Lighting Guide (2015) which was directed mainly at professionals responsible for carrying out lighting assessments. This new version is also aimed at blind and partially sighted people and their families and friends, providing practical tools and information to help them improve their lighting. The updated guide takes...

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Inclusive Fitness Equipment for People with a Visual Impairment

January 2018 Eric Harris and Freddie Gregory, Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (Rica) The design of fitness equipment used in many gyms is a barrier to visually impaired people taking part in exercise. This research, carried out by Rica with the support of Thomas Pocklington Trust and Metro Blind Sport, investigates the development and provision of electronic fitness equipment for visually impaired users. There is a specific focus on the accessibility of screen based consoles, and the needs and experiences of users. Key Findings:  LED consoles that feature tactile buttons and a fixed display are moderately more accessible than...

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