Supermarkets are being urged to take part in a visibility training programme to highlight the needs of visually impaired people. "Supermarkets are missing out on the opportunity to tap into the custom of 1.7 million blind or partially sighted people who want to shop in supermarkets more often," said partially sighted Laura Paull who devised the scheme. Paull feels there is a need for supermarkets to provide information in an accessible format for the visually impaired. The project ­ launched this week in Yeovil, Somerset ­ has been funded by a Millennium Commission lottery grant through the Give it a Go scheme administered by charity Scope. Paull hopes to visit supermarket chain head offices where, through the use of simulation spectacles, managers could experience how it feels to negotiate their store with limited sight. {{NEWS }}