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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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Arriva Trains Wales introduce new audio guide to assist vi travellers

Arriva Trains Wales has launched a bilingual Assisted Travel Audio Guide which provides vision impaired customers with information about what assistance can be provided at stations and on trains, advice on how to check what facilities are available at stations and how to buy tickets.

To find out more about the guide, visit the Arriva Trains Wales website. To listen to, or download, the guide, click here.

Welsh Health Secretary announces new funding for eye care

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething used the Wales Eyecare Conference to announce a £4 million investment to transform eye care in Wales.

The money will be used to ensure that patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly. For more information, visit the Welsh Government website.

WARNING - Scam targeting vision impaired people

A colleague at Deafblind Cymru has warned us about a scam targeting people who receive bank statements by audio CD.

'A member of Deafblind Cymru has no vision and as a result receives his bank statements via Audio CD. Recently an Audio CD arrived at his home which he played and it stated that there was an issue with his account and that he was to contact the bank on a number given on the CD. Luckily the member had the bank’s number pre-saved on his phone meaning he used this number to contact his bank who confirmed there was no issue and that this was a scam. Somehow these scammers have found out the member receives information via CD and has used his vulnerability to specifically target him. Luckily the member was wise to it on this occasion. There’s no doubt therefore that other blind members may be receiving such ‘dodgy’ CD’s so we wanted to raise awareness of this latest scam with you all to pass onto our members.'

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