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WCB RESET Project - Education resource issued

WCB's RESET project is intended to assist people with sight loss in negotiating the measures put in place under the Covid-19 pandemic by producing information booklets on a range of topics. The first booklet, on education, has now been issued. The RESET project is supported by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The booklet contains information, personal stories and contact points related to education at schools, university and further education. It has been posted to WCB members, and you can read a copy here.

You can find out more about the RESET project, and a wide range of resources here. The topic for the next booklet will be retail.


'It Makes Sense' - November is Sensory Awareness Month in Wales

Each November, the NHS in Wales runs a campaign called 'It Makes Sense' to raise awareness of the different communication and information needs of the 600,000 people in Wales living with some form of sensory loss.

Patients with sight and/or hearing loss are also reminded of their rights under the Equality Act to have accessible health information, and to:

Wales Council of the Blind and Wales Council for Deaf People recently joined forces to produce good practice guidance for accessible meetings. It's available for download at in PDF form and Word document. A Welsh language version available: Welsh Word and Welsh PDF

There is more information on the campaign on the Public Health Wales website.


After the coronavirus circuit-breaker

Welsh Government has produced advice about what happens from 9th November 2020 in Wales at FAQ

There is also a reminder that the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru has produced a very comprehensive set of information on all aspects of the current coronavirus situation, to ensure that people have access to authoritative and reliable sources of help and advice. Topics covered include the latest Welsh Government advice, benefits, travel, and information for vulnerable groups. The information is updated every Monday, usually by 2pm. You can read 'Coronavirus: help and information for people in Wales' here.





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