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New resource for blind or visually impaired young people in Clare


IRISH sight loss charity Fighting Blindness is running a new online course this April for 18 to 30 year-olds living with sight conditions
There are over 250,000 people in Ireland living with blindness or vision impairment. The charity offers free counselling and peer support to those impacted and their families.
‘Foundations’ is designed for 18 to 30 year-olds living with sight conditions. The online course will provide participants with a toolkit of resources, information and skills to build confidence and equip young people to meet life’s challenges head-on.
Part one of the two part course commences on Wednesday, April 14, and takes place over four weeks from 6.30pm to 8.45pm. Topics to be explored include third-level education, employment, technology and communication skills.
‘Foundations’ is delivered through the accessible video conferencing platform Zoom. A telephone dial in option is also available. Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the team on insight@fightingblindness.ie or 01 674 6496. Find out more at fightingblindness.ie.
Fighting Blindness is a patient-led charity with a vision to cure blindness, support people living with sight loss and empower patients. They are the only Irish charity funding research into treatments for sight loss. To date, they have invested over €20 million in more than 115 research and clinical projects.
The charity provides professional counselling and therapeutic services for individuals and families living with vision impairment and blindness – the primary service of its kind in Ireland. They advocate for equity of access to timely and appropriate diagnosis, healthcare, therapies and support services and, through education and information provision, they work to empower the 247,000 children and adults in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.
Over the past 35 years, they have grown from a small support group for families affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to a nationally recognised brand.

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