Inspired by those used by deaf people and IBS sufferers to explain their situation, the cards are invaluable for easier communication when requesting lighting to be altered or switched off. It can be particularly difficult to explain light sensitivity as the issue is not well known or understood. The card simply explains that this is an accessibility issue:
LightAware has launched a plastic card for light-sensitive people to carry to help enable access.
“The holder of this card is SENSITIVE TO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT – As with any accessibility issue, your understanding and cooperation can make a big difference”
The cards have been successfully used to access shops, toilets, public transport and entertainment venues. Using them helps to raise awareness of the issue, and of LightAware.
If you would like a LightAware card, please send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org and make a donation of minimum £2 to LightAware.