Sensory Impairment in Dundee

According the the Scottish Government's figures from the See Hear Strategy in 2014, there are an estimated 25,000 in Dundee who experience hearing impariment, and 5,000 people who experience vision impairment. This means that approximately 20% of people in Dundee experience either a hearing or vision impairment.

Having a vision impairment affects people's everyday lives, such as taken-for-granted tasks like communication, shopping, working, meeting friends, or accessing services such as visiting the Doctor.

Sensory Services

This project engaged with people in Dundee who experience sensory impairment relating to hearing and/or sight. The project has been set up to encourage people to discuss concerns relating to access to services, and inclusion in social life. The project sets out to enable greater independence, and also to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people who live with sensory impairment.

What's Happening

A forum has been set up to promote inclusion through the sharing of views, and the challenges faced by people with sensory impariment in Dundee. Forum members can share their experiences, areas of good practices, and discuss the challenges faced in living with sensory impairment. The diverse forum membership includes members from business, education, employment, health and social care, leisure, and culture.

Contact Us

If you'd like to know more about this project, or perhaps you'd like to be involved, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch using the following details:

Post: DVA, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

Email: dva@dva.scott

Telephone: 01382 305731