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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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NHS Wales communications still not accessible to vision impaired people

Although the Welsh Government introduced a requirement for the NHS to provide accessible communications for people with sensory loss in 2013, RNIB Cymru say that this remains a problem for people with sight loss.

The issue was highlighted in a report by BBC Wales which you can read here. The report contains a link to the 'All Wales Standards for communication and information for people with sensory loss' on the Welsh Government website, which detail the service which should be provided by NHS Wales.

UK Government consultation on accessibility of public sector websites and apps

This year the UK is implementing the EU Directive on the accessibility of public sector websites and mobile apps, and the UK Government has launched a consultation to help plan how they implement the Directive.

Responses from the charity sector, the private sector and public authorities, professional bodies, interest groups and the wider public, especially people with disabilities, are welcomed. To find out more and give your views, click here. The closing date for responses is 28th May.

Latest edition of WCB Roundup available

The latest issue of our quarterly magazine Roundup is now available.

In addition to the usual features, Roundup has an article on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it affects charities. You can read it here.

The theme for our Perspectif Supplement is 'Training and Awareness', and we have articles from Royal National College for the Blind, Guide Dogs, Visualise Training, Access Design Solutions and i2i Creative Learning (UCAN).

We also have the latest Newsletter from STORM, WCB's project for young adults.

To access these documents in Word format, and to read all past issues of Roundup, click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of this screen.

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