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RNIB Cymru 'Pocket Guide to Voting' on 6th May

RNIB Cymru and the Electoral Commission have produced a handy pocket guide with information to help people with sight loss vote with confidence at the elections on 6th May 2021.

Elections are being held for the Welsh Parliament, and to choose Police and Crime Commissioners for your local police force. The guide covers accessibility issues, and also the measures put in place as a result of Covid-19. You can find out more and download the 'Pocket Guide to Voting' on the RNIB website, which also has details of how to get the guide in alternative formats.

'See what's next' campaign and website for people with wet AMD

Pharmaceutical company Novartis, supported by The Macular Society, has launched 'See What's Next', a website and disease awareness campaign to help those with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) continue to live more independently.

The website has a questionnaire to help you make the most of the time with your eye specialist at your next appointment, and a wide range of resources to help you understand and manage your condition. You can find out more about the reasons for the campaign on The Macular Society website.

Click here to visit the 'See What's Next' website.

Third Sector Organisations offering support in Wales

You can now find out about third sector organisations offering support to people with sight loss in one place on our website.

Click here, or use the 'Support' tab at the top of this page to find out about organisations that are national (Wales-wide), regional, specialist (for example, dealing with particular eye conditions) and locally-based.

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