The Royal National College for the Blind

IMPACT campaign

Assistive technology and specialist expertise can have a life changing impact for people with a visual impairment. This project will give our students access to the latest equipment and the best possible learning environment, opening the door for future independence and employment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1000388)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,554

Amount raised

£16,575

Donations

35

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Of the 84,000 working age people living in the UK with sight loss, only 1 in 4 are in employment (27%). Their visual impairment can lead to additional barriers including loss of independence, social isolation, lack of access to technology and a limited jobs market. Because visual impairment is a low incidence disability which varies from person to person, many of those affected struggle to access the specialist support and equipment that can help them overcome these barriers.

Solution

RNC's specialist education and training for people who are blind or partially sighted increases their skills, independence, confidence and employability. We provide the latest assistive technology, equipment and holistic support so our students learn at a level that will enable them to successfully compete for university places and jobs. They learn to utilise technology in all areas of their lives, from managing their medical needs to accessing academic studies and an active social life.