Sight Loss Toolkit
Guidance for employers, healthcare professionals, businesses, people with sight loss and their friends and family.
Welcome to Business Disability Forum’s Sight Loss Toolkit, commissioned and funded by Roche Products Ltd.
Here we provide a practical guide to sight loss through a range of free resources.
The Toolkit contains specific advice for people with sight loss as well as healthcare professionals, employers and businesses.
Understanding sight loss
IAPB research shows that 1.1 billion people globally have sight loss and the RNIB estimates that 250 people start to lose their sight every day in the UK. This is the equivalent of one person every six minutes.
Living with sight loss in a predominantly sighted world can be challenging. It can affect all aspects of everyday life including accessing healthcare, finding work, communication, getting around, and making purchases.
The Sight Loss Toolkit aims to remove these barriers by increasing understanding of sight loss.
The Sight Loss Toolkit
This Toolkit includes general resources, which are useful for everyone. These are:
- Introduction to the Sight Loss Toolkit
- The fundamentals of sight loss
- Communication and sight loss
- Sight Loss Toolkit: Forewords by Roche Products Ltd and Business Disability Forum
The Toolkit also includes specific guidance for particular people. These are:
- The patient journey for healthcare professionals
- The individual’s journey for people with sight loss and their family and friends
- Guidance on sight loss for employers
- Welcoming customers with sight loss for businesses
We have also written a glossary of specialist terms that appear in this Toolkit.
We are very grateful to Roche for commissioning and funding this Toolkit.
We would also like to thank the people with sight loss, health care professionals, employers and businesses and other organisations who helped to create the Toolkit. They share their own experiences, insights, and expertise throughout the resources. Go to the Introduction for a full list of contributors.
Business Disability Forum Members and Partners can access a range of other Toolkits to support disability inclusion for employees and consumers. Find out more about joining us at businessdisabilityforum.org.uk/membership.
Disclaimer: The Sight Loss Toolkit has been commissioned and funded by Roche Products Ltd.
© This Toolkit and the information therein are subject to copyright and remain the property of the Business Disability Forum. It is for reference only and must not be copied or distributed without prior permission.
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Date of preparation: October 2022