Focus on Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Posted by Kim Piff on Feb 26, 2021 11:15:53 AM

Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition caused by significant sight loss. Thought to affect one in five people who lose their vision.[1] CBS causes visual hallucinations which can be unexpected and sometimes troubling. 

This is the first in a series of articles focussing on different sight conditions, written to help build awareness of the different ways sight loss might affect you. These articles provide information and signpost further reading, advice and support.

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Topics: Individuals, SightLoss, VisualImpairment, Blind, Wellbeing, ElderlyCare

GuideConnect Video Calling: A Guide for Friends & Family

Posted by Kim Piff on Jan 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Connect with friends and family who have visual impairments 

For many people around the world, video calling can be a real lifeline when it's not possible to visit in person. While it’s no secret that the last year has been difficult for many, people who are blind or have low vision can feel particularly isolated.

Video calling offers another way to be together. It's more than a means of communication. Use it to check in with loved ones and make sure they're safe. You can have a long chat, a quick catch up and share a laugh. Video calling is a remarkable weapon in the fight against loneliness.

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Topics: Individuals, SightLoss, GuideConnect, VisualImpairment, Assistive Technology, AssistiveTechnology, AccessibleTechnology, Blind, Video Calling, AccessibleVideoCalling, ElderlyCare, Communication

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