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Wales Council of the Blind is the umbrella agency representing vision impairment within Wales. We work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services for people with sight loss. [Read more...]


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Storm event on 29th May - Transitions & Transport

The next Storm event for young adults with sight loss is on 29th May.

Come and join the Storm team for a few hours to have a cuppa and share your stories and experiences of Transitions. We'd love to hear them good or bad! We will also be discussing the accessibility information around Public Transport, more to come on this soon.

For more information, contact Megan at megan@wcb-ccd.org.uk. To find out more about WCB's Storm project, visit the Storm website.


Save the date: Wales Eyecare Conference on 19th September

This year's Wales Eyecare Conference will be held on Thursday 19th September at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4LU.

More information and a booking form will be available soon.


High Court says UK Government's arrangements for vision impaired voters are unlawful

The UK's High Court has ruled the Government’s current arrangements for voters with a vision impairment are unlawful as use of the Tactical Voting Devices (TVDs) that they specify do not allow them to vote without any need for assistance. The ruling follows a challenge from a registered blind voter in Norwich, whose case was supported by RNIB.

Even when available, the TVD, a plastic template which fits over the voting slip, does not identify election candidates, meaning that the voter still needs assistance to cast a vote. In other countries, voting has been made accessible, for example by the use of telephone voting or audio booths, and research by RNIB has found that almost two thirds of those that did not vote said they would have done if it had been more accessible.

You can find out more here.





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