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World Sight Day event in Stourbridge next week
12:40pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
STOURBRIDGE shoppers can volunteer to be blindfolded to find out what it’s like to live with visual impairment on World Sight Day.
Thomas Pocklington Trust, an Oldswinford charity which aims to improve the quality of life for people with sight loss, will be in the Ryemarket Shopping Centre on Thursday October 10.
As well as hosting a stand with information about the Trust, organisers will be blindfolding people who want to find out what it’s like to experience the barriers blind people face.
There will also be an opportunity to try glasses demonstrating the effect of different eye conditions.
The trust, based at the council-owned Mary Stevens Centre in Hagley Road, has teamed up with Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions and the Dudley Vision support team for the event, which runs from 10am till 4pm.
Ann Evett, the Trust’s development manager, said: “The vision of those who have helped develop the day is a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired.
“Simulating the world in which people with sight loss live helps get the message across in a way people can relate to.”
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