SLFC logoSight Loss Sunday, October 17th 2021

20% of your local community experience sight loss. Many find it impossible to attend or contribute to church life. Break those barriers down by taking part in Sight Loss Sunday and encourage blind and partially sighted people to participate in your church. Be part of the solution on Sight Loss Sunday, October 17th 2021.
For more details, and resources, click here.

Focus On Training

The first Focus On Training event, 'Focus on Making your Documents Accessible' is now available on our YouTube channel. To view please click here.   If you would like to receive the handout for this session please email us.

Bookings for our next Focus On events are now open-

  • Tuesday 5th October 12:30pm Focus on Braille: not all people with sight loss read braille; but for those who do, it's a vital lifeline. In this session, we will explain how braille compares with print, where to obtain braille resources and how you can produce your own. We will also discuss things to consider when working with braille resources.  The session will last about 40 minutes followed by a time for questions. Please register here.  
  • Tuesday 9th November 12:30pm Focus On The Environment: as the days get shorter, it's more important than ever to think about how people with sight loss move around your church building. We will cover how to determine the type and quality of lighting that works best for someone with sight loss, how to indicate steps (both inside and outside), making doors safer and the placement of chairs. We will also discuss how long canes and guide dogs help people with sight loss and the differences between the two approaches. The session will last about 40 minutes followed by a time for questions. Please register here
These sessions will be recorded and available at a later date on our YouTube channel.

SLFC October Catch Up

You would be very welcome to join us for any of our monthly SLFC Catch Up sessions. These 30 minute sessions offer an opportunity to hear news from Torch and SLFC, meet other churches across the UK and ask questions of the SLFC team. Our next one is Thursday 7th October 7pm; join the Zoom session here.