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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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Welsh Government Consultations

You can access all current Welsh Government consultations by clicking here. The following consultations may be of interest to the disability sector:

Note that four consultation events are being organised during March in connection with the 'Active Travel' consultation. The website has details.

If you need a more accessible version of a consultation document please email digital@gov.wales, stating the format you need. If you use assistive technology please provide details.


Sight Village Wales on 22nd April

The 'Sight Village' exhibition is making its first visit to Wales in 2020. The free exhibition showcases equipment and technology for people with sight loss, and is an opportunity to meet representatives from organisations that can provide support and advice. The event will be held at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff on Wednesday 22nd April from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.

The event will be of interest to people with sight loss, their friends and family, professionals working with them and employers who want to be more accessible. Information about exhibitors, and travel advice is on the Queen Alexandra College website.

Registration in advance is not essential, but is recommended to save time on arrival. You can register here.


Welsh Government funding to support disabled people after Brexit

The Welsh Government is providing funding to Disability Wales for a project which will support disabled people during the transition period following UK's departure from the European Union on 31st January.

This will include the provision of information, a number of regional events, and a national summit. For more information, visit the Welsh Government website.

Disability Wales has already produced a briefing on 'Brexit and Disability', which provides answers to common questions, which you can read here.





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