Learning disabilities

People sat at a kitchen table preparing foodIf you work with people with a learning disability you will find some resources here that can help you.

The prevalence of sight loss among people with a learning disability is far greater than previously thought. There are about one million adults in the UK with a learning disability.

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People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious sight loss than other people and those with severe or profound learning disabilities are most likely to have sight loss.

For more information about learning disability and sight loss, read our guide:

    Learning disability top tips

    We’ve produced some top tips cards for working with people with learning disabilities, covering communication, environment, identifying sight loss, and mobility.

    We have also produced resources offering guidance for supporting someone with learning disabilities and sight loss.

    Older people and complex needs podcasts

    Also, RNIB's older people and complex needs team has recorded a series of podcasts giving information and advice on a variety of topics for older people with sight loss and carers who support adults with complex needs, including learning disabilities. Find out more about the supporting people with sight loss series of podcasts.