Unit 536

Unit 536
Any type of sensory loss can cause others to treat the person with a sensory disability differently. People can be oblivious to the fact that people who live with a sensory loss may have the capacity to live a normal life like we do. People may show ignorance or by not thinking, these actions can cause obstacles or potential risk to the person with sensory loss such as moving furniture or obstruction of walkways for the blind or maybe not talking face to face with a person who has a form of deafness, this can be avoided with a little knowledge and empathy.
People who live with sensory loss can have problems getting employment. The government brought in the Equality Act (2010) and the Disability Act (1995) to ensure employers cannot discriminate, even now in 2015 it is very hard to convince an employer that a sensory loss would not affect the job role being carried out. This take on sensory loss makes it hard for an individual to maintain independence by having to rely on others regularly for assistance.
Many factors impact on service provision for people with sensory loss. It may come down to money, the area you live in and how much funding is in place by the government for the support/ assistance you require. A persons religion or beliefs may impact on the type of care that a person can access.
Sight loss. Below is a list and explanations of the possible causes.
The human eye is made up of many components. The pupil at the front of the eye opens and allows light to enter the eye. Behind the pupil is the lens which focuses the light onto the retina at the back of the eye. The retina is a delicate tissue which converts light into images and sends them to the brain. The macula is the small area at the centre of the retina which allows us to see the fine details of what is straight ahead of us and allows us to read and to see colour. These delicate cells of the macula can become damaged and stop working; there are...