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Upcoming events

    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Bristol, Guide Dogs Regional Centre, 10 Stillhouse Ln, Bristol BS3 4EB
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    This CVI focussed event  will  raise awareness of CVI and the population affected by it, (whether it be congenital or acquired later in life through injury or illness or forms of dementia).

    However,  most importantly it will discuss the basics with regards to the 'visual brain', and  the subsequent ways in which a person with CVI may be affected. Some of which may seem unrelated to 'vision' hence the potential for misdiagnoses or late diagnosis. CVI is  an umbrella term for several brain based vision impairments - such as optic ataxia, Balint's syndrome, 'blindsight' and visual neglect which on occasions is is mistakenly diagnosed as hemianopia and the impact of CVI on an individual's ability to process information.

    Key areas for discussion will include  'accessing learning' in the broadest sense, physical safety and the potential social and emotional impact of CVI and what can be done in practical terms to help an affected person and their family/carers. 

    This will be in considered with particular regard to difficulties specific to Hab/Rehab/mobility and adapations which may need to be made when planning activities and why 'ocular' based approaches often need significant adaptation.


    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 10:18 - 16:00
    • Mbeki Building, GCU
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    10:30 Arrival and refreshments

    11:00 – 11:30 Welcome. Scottish Vision Services Steering Group (who and why the group exists and plans for the future)

    11:30 – 12:00 See Hear refresh update and findings

    12:00 – 1:00 Lauren Ayton, Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne. Creation of the Impact of Vision Impairment assessment tool and how we measure the impact of vision loss on the quality of life. A view of services in Australia vs UK 

     1:00 – 2:00 Lunch and network (option for peer discussion on up-coming first year in practice led by Simon Labbett)  Lunch provided 2:00- 2:45 Nadia Northway the impact on vision of stroke and ABI and its implication for vision rehabilitation

    3:00 – 4:00 Web-based rehabilitation for visual field loss (play-stations)

    4.00 Close

Past events

09 Apr 2024 Cerebral Visual Impairment Training
28 Sep 2023 Contrast Sensitivity
30 Jan 2023 Contrast Sensitivity & A Journey into Eye Disease and Anatomy
28 Feb 2022 Voiceover with Siri on iPhone
24 Jan 2022 Cardiff University ROVI research
16 Jun 2021 RWPN Professional Study Day
04 Oct 2019 Low Vision Training
03 Oct 2019 Low Vision Training
19 Sep 2019 Scottish Conference 2019
15 Jun 2019 Low Vision Training
14 Jun 2019 Low Vision Training
15 Nov 2018 Teaching iPhones and iPads to Visually Impaired clients
05 Nov 2018 Teaching iPhones and iPads to Visually Impaired clients
15 Jun 2018 RWPN/BCU Annual Seminar and AGM
21 May 2018 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Durham
08 May 2018 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training (mobility aids) - Essex
20 Mar 2018 RWPN Rehabilitation Worker Scottish Conference
10 Oct 2017 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Greenock, nr. Glasgow
25 Sep 2017 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Bristol
21 Sep 2017 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Liverpool
13 Sep 2017 Smartphone & tablet accessibility for the less confident.
31 Aug 2017 Smartphone & tablet accessibility for the less confident.
27 Jun 2017 Smartphone & tablet accessibility for the less confident.
13 Jun 2017 Smartphone & tablet accessibility for the less confident.
09 May 2017 Smartphone & tablet accessibility for the less confident.
02 Mar 2017 Smartphone & tablet accessibility for the less confident.
06 Dec 2016 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - London
07 Jul 2016 BCU/RWPN Annual Seminar
07 Jun 2016 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Exeter
18 May 2016 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Glasgow
30 Nov 2015 RWPN CPD Consultation & Outcome Measurement Event
26 Nov 2015 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Edinburgh
13 Nov 2015 RWPN CPD Consultation & Outcome Measurement Event
04 Nov 2015 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - London
03 Nov 2015 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Oldham
24 Sep 2015 Orientation and Mobility CPD Training - Birmingham
09 Jul 2015 RWPN Annual Seminar
28 Nov 2014 BIOS Low Vision SIG Study Day
 

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