Awareness Training

We offer training courses and awareness training to help people understand how a visual impairment can impact day-to-day life.

These sessions give participants the knowledge and confidence to offer effective assistance to those with visual impairments. All our training sessions are provided by people with lived experience of sight loss.

We have provided awareness training to many organisations such as, the NHS, Town & Parish Councils, large care providers, and small voluntary sector groups across Oxfordshire. We have received some brilliant feedback about how the training has helped them.

“We all brought something away from this and will probably be talking about it for some time to come.”

Workshops are tailored to individual requirements but often include:

  • insight into how different eye conditions may impact on people’s everyday lives
  • practical tips on assisting someone with a visual impairment and helping them be as independent as possible
  • a practical introduction to sighted guiding
  • demonstrations of some adaptations, equipment and daily living aids that facilitate independence

We offer practical workshops with a mixture of information and activities to take part in. The sessions can take place at your premises, in which case your own work environment can be incorporated into the training, or at our Campoli Resource Centre in Oxford.

Our next awareness training session will be held on 24th April. Click here for more information and to find out how you can sign up.

For more information, please phone 01865 725 595 or email


If you are unable to attend a face-to-face training session a webinar may be more suitable. This is a great opportunity to get an introduction to visual impairment. Our webinars cover a wide variety of topics and showcase the stories and experiences of people with lived experience of visual impairment.


Type of trainingCharity PriceNon-charity price
Full Day of Disability Awareness training. (6 Hours)£750£800
Half Day visual impairment awareness and sighted guiding. Covers an introduction to vision loss, adaptations and considerations, and practical sighted guiding. (3.5 hours)£450£500
2 Hours Visual impairment awareness training. Covers an introduction to vision loss, adaptations and considerations.£300£360
1 Hour presentation: An introduction to visual impairment.£200£250
1.5 Hour webinar. Covers an introduction to vision loss, adaptations and considerations£200£250
Half day training at MyVision per person£45£60
Consultancy per hour£200£250

Physical Disability Awareness Training from our close partner, Phoebe Gibbons

Phoebe offers ‘Physical Disability Awareness Training’ through the lens of real, lived experience. This training has been created to support organisations and businesses on their journey to becoming truly inclusive of those who are physically disabled. It also creates the opportunity to start thinking more broadly about what being truly inclusive means and how this can support other types of disability as well as other protected characterises. This training is interactive and honest; it can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation and can be delivered on its own or a part of a wider training package. If you would like to find out more, please email,

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MyVision Oxfordshire is registered as a charity in England and Wales No.1140556 and as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 07465300.