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Scouts go for a walk with a visual impairment then discuss.

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Visual Impairment Goggles
Somewhere to walk

Instructions

Make visual Impairment Goggles
Get mask type safety goggles, The ones I got you could remove the screen part, I then sprayed the casing so you could not see out of the edges.

Replace the Screen then alter to emulate the visual impairments of your choice. I had 3 pairs of goggles and made the following impairments:

Retinitis Pigmentosa(Tunnel Vision): make an insert out of black paper that fits the whole mask then cut a 1p sized hole for each eye (not perfectly round),stick it inside then smear a little Petroleum Jelly round the edge of the whole to blur the edges.
Cataract: Smear the whole screen part with Petroleum Jelly to make everything blured
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Put a large blob of Petroleum Jelly in the centre of each eye, maybe even put a little black paint into the jelly to darken it slightly.


I used the following site as reference.

http://www.kent.gov.uk/adult_social_services/your_social_services/services_and_support/sensory_disabilities/deafblind_information/types_of_visual_impairment.aspx


Discuss how they would feel if they had to live with one of the disabilities, what did they find difficult, what would make their life with the disability easier

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