Case studies

Constantin

Constantin

‘I’d recommend everyone does volunteering. I’ve given the application forms to some of my colleagues already.’

Constantin has been volunteering with Vista for over 6 months in a wide variety of roles

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Design Studio Architects

Design Studio Architects

The training provided us with a valuable awareness of sight loss and how obstacles can be overcome with the right support.

The team attended Vista's sensory impairment awareness training to develop their understanding and explore ways of creating an accessible environment.

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Digital Buddy Case Study – Julie

Digital Buddy Case Study – Julie

Vista offers a Digital Buddy Service which is a volunteer-led support service to help people with sight loss become more digitally savvy, so they can overcome the challenges of everyday life.

Julie now uses the ‘seeing AI’ app when out shopping and said “It’s the best thing ever and I have been scanning everything, I am absolutely loving the new app. I have been taking photos of everything as well. Thank you”

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Dylan

Dylan

The equipment has opened up a new world for me, and the knowledge Brian has given me is invaluable.

Dylan was diagnosed at fourteen years old with Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy. She was very unfamiliar with technology, but was too afraid to try anything new.

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Ian

Ian

Talking newspapers is an important service for many local people, it can make such a difference.

Ian has volunteered at Vista's sound services for the last five years. He said "It’s a good use of my skills, and I’ve become more confident with recording and editing.”

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Imelda

Imelda

You have to look for networks, and I think for me Vista is one of those networks. It’s like a comfort blanket but a very practical comfort blanket.

When diagnosed with Macualr Degeneration, Imelda feared her life would be changed forever. However, after working with Ian Watts and the Digitial Vision Service, she's ready to face the challenge.

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