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SBID CPD Seminar – Designing with sight loss in mind

21st May 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


21st May 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Presented by Jacqui Smith of HomeSmiths, the talk will cover the key considerations when designing for visually impaired people with a specific focus on care home design, covering:

  • The prevalence of sight loss in the UK
  • Key design principles
  • Lighting
  • Colour and contrast
  • Design considerations for specific areas

YTM Group

YTM Group are an award winning contract furniture manufacturer for the care, hotel and education sectors in the UK. Combining a passion for design and innovation with over 30 years of manufacturing expertise YTM has earned a reputation for forward thinking and imaginative product development, not only providing an extensive portfolio of both cabinet and upholstered furniture products, but also creating design led yet practical bespoke solutions tailor made to their client’s needs.


HomeSmiths is a Sussex based interior design practice specialising residential, show home and healthcare design. Having permanently lost the sight in her left eye in November 2012 Jacqui has firsthand experience of the importance of the challenges faced by people with compromised sight and how good design can help people maintain independence and confidence.


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