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VAT exemption Glossary Term

If you have a long-term illness or you're disabled, you might not have to pay VAT on certain goods and services that you buy or bring into the UK. Certain building work that you have done may also be free of VAT.
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video magnification Glossary Term

A video magnifier or CCTV is a simple way of producing large text and images for people with some useful vision. Printed documents, handwritten materials or objects can be placed under a camera. The magnified image is then displayed on a monitor. They are most often used for reading, but some can also be used for writing, checking a price tag, looking at a timetable or to read a whiteboard in a classroom.
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Voice recognition software Glossary Term

Voice recognition software enables you to have an alternative to typing text into a computer. This is where the user talks to the computer and should not be confused with a screen reader where the computer talks to you.
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Vision Impairment Glossary Term

Visual impairment, vision impairment, or low vision is a severe reduction in vision that cannot be corrected with standard glasses or contact lenses and reduces a person's ability to function at certain or all tasks.
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Visual cortex disorder Glossary Term

Mentioned on CVI, but no reliable definition found.
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Voluntary Organisations Glossary Term

A voluntary organisation is one whose main focus is to deliver social benefit in a variety of forms, rather than to generate profit for distribution to its members. It will usually be governed by volunteers and be independent of government.
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Voluntary Sector Glossary Term

This includes various voluntary agencies ranging from large organisations with paid staff to small groups run by volunteers.
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Vulnerable Adult Glossary Term

Defined in 'No Secrets' (DH 2000) as: 'a person aged 18 years or over, who is in receipt of, or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation'.
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