Entrepreneur and sight loss campaigner becomes trustee of the Nystagmus Network
Daniel Williams is “honoured” to join charity’s board of trustees
Mr Williams, who is also the founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, joined the now 10-strong board of trustees at the UK-based charity earlier this month.
The Nystagmus Network provides support and information and raises awareness of the complex eye condition, which can affect depth perception and focus.
Mr Williams, who suffers from gradual sight loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa, founded Visualise Training and Consultancy in 2014 with help from The Prince’s Trust. The consultancy works with organisations on inclusion and diversity, training them to be confident in hiring those with disabilities and offering practical solutions to the issues they face.
Tim Cuddeford, chair of the Nystagmus Network’s trustees, said that he was delighted to welcome Mr Williams to the board.
Mr Cuddeford said that Mr Williams “brings a comprehensive overview of the sight loss and optical sectors and first-hand knowledge of the challenges living with a visual impairment can bring.”
It is hoped that Mr Williams’ entrepreneurial experience, social media presence and connections will help to raise the profile of the Nystagmus Network as well as support the services that the charity offers.
Mr Williams said: “I feel honoured to be part of a small charity that has the potential to support so many people with nystagmus. My younger brother was diagnosed with the condition at the age of one and, as an advocate for the sight loss sector, this appointment will help towards my aim of making the world more inclusive for people with visual impairments through increased opportunities and personal development.”
Find out more about the Nystagmus Network by visiting its website.