i2i Project – School of Optometry & Vision Sciences

UCAN Productions have recently completed a series of Visual Awareness Training with the help of from RNIB Cymru.  118 Optometry Students completed the training at Cardiff University and from the 118 over 90 students have come forward and are now Performance Support Volunteers to UCAN’s members.  The objective of the training was for the students, who will be Optometrists in the future, to gain a better understanding of the challenges and obstacles facing our visually impaired young people.

Below are some photos of the students during the training:-

A big thank you to Dr Christine Purslow, Senior Lecturer at The School of Optometry for all her help and making this project a great success.  Also we’d like to thank The Arts Council for Wales and The Millennium Volunteers who funded this project.