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Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

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Making sense of climate change

Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
This event took place almost 2 years ago
Boisdale 2
Wheelchair accessible
Martin Allen
01324 590888
Environment Equality, diversity & human rights
Overall aim
  • Learn how to make your information accessible to the sensory community with some top tips
  • Find out more about Climate Change and how to make sure you get independent facts
  • Discover the challenges of energy saving with a sensory condition and how a few changes could make your home warmer for less

This workshop, with Forth Valley Sensory Centre, will discuss the difficulties people with disabilities might experience when accessing information about Climate Change and Energy Saving. This has become even more relevant with the current cost of living crisis and the energy cap price rises which will be felt by all families.

We work with people who are deaf, blind, partially sighted and hard of hearing. This workshop will not only help you learn more about your own carbon footprint but potentially inspire your own energy saving initiatives or projects.

It will also provide an insight into making sure your communications are accessible to these hard to reach communities. One in five over 75s has sight or hearing loss and this demographic is only going to rise in the coming years. Learn how to keep your communications accessible and help fight Climate Change!

Who was the event aimed at?

Development / Education officers

Who spoke at this event?
Sara Burns - Energy Redress Project Coordinator
Martin Allen - Publicity Manager, Forth Valley Sensory Centre
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