Updated lighting guide for partially-sighted makes good reading for all

Updated lighting guide for partially-sighted makes good reading for all

Updated lighting guide for partially-sighted makes good reading for all

“Lighting makes such a difference for partially sighted people, often enabling them to maintain their independence,” the Trust told Electronics Weekly.

Now at issue 3, ‘Lighting in and around the home: A guide to better lighting for people with sight loss‘ is available to download free.

According to the Trust:

Last updated in 2018, this third edition reflects the latest news on the government banning halogen from this September and fluorescent technology in the near future. The guide shows that relatively simple adaptations to lighting can make a big impact on everyday activities.

Earlier editions of the guide were aimed largely at frontline professionals, such as housing and support staff, home improvement agency staff, vision rehabilitation officers, eye clinic liaison officers and occupational therapists. This edition is also written for blind and partially sighted people, their family members and friends.

This is a truly excellent clearly-written document, and not just for people living with sight loss as its wisdom is applicable to the lit environment of the fully-sighed as well.

Beside a lot of information, there are case studies and an appendix with an assessment check list – anyone thinking of sticking a bright lamp on the outside of their home should read the chapter on glare first….

The Thomas Pocklington Trust website is here

Hard copies of the lighting guide are available free of charge, by contacting info@pocklington-trust.org.uk

The first Trust lighting guide was published in 2010, with a second edition in 2015).