Overview A partnership between Seeing Sense and Paths for All. A 3 hour workshop which is run by Seeing Sense which will raise awareness of sensory impairment – particularly hearing and vision. If you run a walking for health scheme and wish to make your walks more accessible and suitable for walkers with sensory impairment, then this practical workshop is for you.
Date This course will be organised as required by local walking for health projects.
Location At a range of venues around Scotland – the venue will be provided by the walking for health scheme
Cost: To organise a course will cost £400 per course – each course can accommodate up to 12 delegates (this does not include catering & venue hire). A grant maybe available to cover the cost of training, contact PfA for more information.
Volunteers can attend an organised course free of charge as long as they are volunteering with a Paths for All recognised walking for health project. See our events page for full details of all courses coming up or you can email your name, address and the type of course you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the course aimed at? Volunteer Walk Leaders and Scheme Coordinators who provide services specifically, but not exclusively to people experiencing serious sight or hearing loss and British Sign Language (BSL) users.
What will I learn? At the end of the 3 hour workshop participants will be able to:
• Understand and explain the terms: sensory loss; accessible format; preferred format; and British Sign Language
• Understand how sensory awareness can positively impact on the services delivered to customers
• Understand how to change practices within organisations to become more inclusive and offer more accessible services
• Demonstrate effective use of the “guiding arm” technique
How do I book on? This course is for walk leaders who are already involved in a local walking scheme, so your first contact to discuss this course should be with your local walking for health scheme coordinator. If you are a scheme coordinator or someone who has set up a walking for health project as part of an organisation or community group please contact PfA or email email@example.com.