Who is SuperVisor® for?
SuperVisors are usually used when people have impaired vision but lighting can also affect other people who find it extremely uncomfortable and difficult to function when lighting levels are not adjustable.
It has also been identified that the SuperVisor® can benefit people with conditions such as Aspergers and Autism by reducing the amount of exposure to movement in the user’s field of vision. People who have Dyslexia with traits such as Scotopic Sensitivities and Irlens Syndrome can benefit from SuperVisor® by using it to directly reduce the amount of light within their immediate environment. This can instantly reduce the level of glare on hard copy documents.
Due to changes in Health and Safety practice it is no longer appropriate to simply turn lights off, as this affects the overall Lux levels (lighting levels) of the surrounding area. This now means that people are unable to easily control the level of light in their immediate environment which can exacerbate their conditions. They are also not able to control the effects lighting has when it reflects off surfaces and other objects within close proximity, such as computer keyboards, screens and paperwork, as this can have just as serious an impact on their condition.
In addition to the Health and Safety changes; to become more energy efficient there has been an increase in the use of glass in building construction. This allows a more efficient use of daylight which further complicates the way individuals can control the lighting in their immediate vicinity. The removal or limiting of light from windows with blinds can also be difficult as it can negatively impact on other members of staff who don’t have light sensitivity.
By restricting the level of light SuperVisor® creates a more comfortable environment for the user without impacting on the overall Lux value of their surroundings. It is particularly beneficial to those people who are sensitive to light or who are affected by lighting conditions.