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Daniel Williams with his guide dogs who helps him with his sight loss

If you support people with sight impairments as part of your working role, the following tips will help you understand the difficulties they may be facing and what you can do to help

Only 5% of people who are registered blind see nothing at allso learn to recognise the signs of sight loss as it is more common than you may think and can be easily missed. Look out for changesin personal appearance, difficulties when reading, problems recognising people or if the person has given up a hobby, becomes clumsy, trips more often than usual or tells you they have visual  hallucinations. Other signs include anxiety when using stairs, hesitancy in bright light or sunlight and adopting unusual head positions.

Make time to chatso you can understand how they’re living with sight loss and how to help them make best use of the sight they still have. Find out about eye conditionsand how they affect vision as sight loss varies and affects people in different ways. 

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Armitage Shanks DOC M Red Toilets

Armitage Shanks Enhances DOC M Offering To Better Support Sight Loss And Dementia Sufferers

Armitage Shanks, the renowned commercial washroom solutions provider, has enhanced its industry-leading DOC M package alongside new research around sight loss and dementia.

For the last few decades, Armitage Shanks has worked closely with occupational therapists to create the most inclusive solutions which guarantee compliance in commercial and residential care sector washrooms. Now, the manufacturer has adapted its DOC M offering to comprise more visually distinctive products. Due to the colour’s optimum visual properties, Armitage Shanks’ easy to specify DOC M packages now include red toilet seats, hinged arms, toilet roll holders and back rests.

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