Expertise in assistive technology at our Specialist College plays a big part in our student’s success. Elspeth is building her skills in using switches to develop independence.
Welcome to Henshaws Knowledge Village, a place to share our knowledge and expertise with those experiencing or working with sight loss and disability.
Explore our videos, blogs, resources and eBooks to learn about everything from apps and technology to our useful Life Hacks.
A guide to our Knowledge Village
We’ve divided the KV into eight different sections below to help guide you to the content you want: Accessibility, Apps, Benefits & support, Entertainment & art, Children and young people, Daily Living, Life Hacks, and Products and Tech.
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Explore our top tips and advice on finding or improving accessibility in the workplace, at events, online, and in day-to-day life.
There’s a wide variety of apps available for your phone that can help you to overcome the issues that sight loss brings; such as recognising products, faces, or colours. And what’s more, the vast majority of them are free! We introduce you to some of our favourites and show you how they work.
Explore our useful resources on benefits and support, including information on eye conditions, grants to apply for, and benefits you may be entitled to.
Explore our resources for children, young people and families from our specialist team – whether it’s learning communication skills with children from a young age, or support with the transition from school into adulthood.
Explore our resources on art and entertainment; covering a range of topics including the importance of accessible art, social media, and gaming.
Mobility and daily living skills are essential to maintaining independence after sight loss. Our resources look at some of the key skills involved, such as communication and using mobility aids, as well as how to cope with some of the emotional elements of sight loss, such as grief and bereavement.
Henshaws tips, tricks and tech for living with a visual impairment. Our short Life Hack films and eBook aim to support those living with sight loss to lead a more independent life.
There’s a huge variety of products available for people with sight loss to support everyday living; from Liquid Level Indictators for pouring hot drinks safely, to high-tech equipment like the OrCam. Check out our resources find out what’s available, how they work, and how to use them.
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