Working with the Blind and Visually Impaired

10 March 2018

Today we facilitated some work with the Cornwall Visual Impairment Team and Guide Dogs for the blind by providing an opportunity for a young man who is blind to practice getting on and off a railway carriage. 

This is something most people take for granted, but if you are blind or visually impaired it is quite a challenge, and to practice  a stationary carriage was required.  Helen from Cornwall VI Team/Guide dogs for the blind was really pleased that Helston Railway were able to provide this opportunity for one of her clients. 

Maurice, the young man who was involved, has been a visitor to us on a couple of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to visit again. He commented that it was great Heslton Railway could help him out with gaining his independence and with his support from College and the VI team he feels he made great progress today.