What happens when you suffer a loss of sight? How do you go about your daily business? How do you cook and feed yourself?
Birmingham Focus – the charity representing more than 30,000 people with visual impairments in the wider Birmingham area – will be giving practical demonstrations at the Harborne Food Festival on how to cope with daily kitchen chores despite a loss of sight.
Will Thornton, of Birmingham Focus, said: “We want to show that sight loss does not stop people from cooking for themselves and to encourage sighted people that those with a visual impairment do not need everything done for them.
“The Harborne Food Festival is the first of its kind in the area and we will have an array of cookers where people – both sighted and with visual impairments – will be shown how to prepare and cook food.
“It is part of our Can’t see, Can Cook campaign which is all about blind awareness. We go into people’s homes and show them how to prepare and cook food safely, whether it be boiling water, slicing a carrot or getting things out of the oven. It can all be done without risking chopping your fingers off or burning yourself.’’
For more information about the Can’t See, Can Cook campaign of Birmingham Focus, contact Will Thornton on 0121 478 5227. For more information about Harborne Food Festival contact Robert Flack on 0782 528 2579.