Something that I (Dave) have found since not being able to see detail is how easy it is to cut myself and not realise that I’m bleeding everywhere. As you might imagine, not being able to see means that you can’t see the potential hazards that could cause harm, well, this is true… I regularly scrape my knuckles along a brick wall or cut them on something sharp whilst feeling around for something – I keep forgetting that I have a wire brush in my toolbox and frequently get a jab of wire under my nails when feeling for that tool I need - ouch! Sometimes I know that I’m bleeding due to feeling a sticky substance but more often than not, I don’t realise until someone (normally Kelly my wife) points it out because there is a blood trail around where I’ve been. I don’t feel pain (particularly) and I wonder if you only get pain if you see the wound? (if anyone can answer this I’d be interested to know).
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Our VIDA Insights...
Following our experiences from delivering our Vision Impairment Awareness training days over the past couple of years, we know that there’s loads more that we could talk about and examples we could have shared. Whilst these won’t be a substitute for our training, they will give you an insight (hence the name!) into our thoughts, observations and experiences from each of our perspectives - Dave’s living with sight loss and Vicky’s from being a sighted person and working alongside and supporting people who have sight loss.