Youngsters discover the challenges of living with visual impairments – Devon Live

Living with a visual impairment was the focus for students at Blundell’s School last week.

Ten students who opted to spend a morning exploring the world with limited sight and were joined by Jo Shute, Dave Horsman and Jo Fishwick and their guide dogs, Fleur, Turner and Bruno.

Aided by Guide Dogs for the Blind, students were blindfolded and led, and also learned to lead.

Topics included how to make a cup of tea, wearing ‘sim specs’ to simulate the effect of different eye diseases, and practising with liquid level indicators perched on the side of cups which were provided by charity Devon in Sight.

Jo and Dave demonstrated their use of recent developments in technology – all designed to promote independence and social inclusion.

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