Visual impairment can be congenital, can develop, for example as a result of old age, or result from, for example, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.
Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.
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Activity 7 ‘understanding communication’ can be satisfied on basis of either hearing or sight difficulties
-  UKUT 242 (AAC)
Failure to properly consider wording of ESA descriptor 8 (navigating safely) and explaining why ESA regulation 29 did not apply
-  UKUT 62 (AAC)