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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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Latest research into macular disease

Research funded by Fight for Sight has identified new genes linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the UK. Also, the Macular Society has provided an update on research into treatments which can reduce, or remove, the need for injections to treat AMD.

For information about the identification of new genes, visit the Fight for Sight website.

Information about 'avoiding the needle' is on the Macular Society website.


LOOK UK launches 'Employability Workshops' for schools

LOOK UK is offering 'Employability Workshops' to schools with vision impaired students. This follows feedback from young people supported by the organisation, who feel that the careers advice offered by schools does not take account of the specific needs of students with sight loss.

Topics covered during the interactive sessions include preparing for interviews, when to disclose your disability, and the 'Access to Work' scheme. To find out more, visit the LOOK UK website, telephone 01432 376314 or email events@look-uk.org.


Wales Vision Strategy 2018 - 2021 launched

The Wales Vision Strategy 2018 - 2021 has been launched at the Senedd, as part of Sensory Loss Awareness Month.

The Wales Vision Strategy exists to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people in Wales, their communities and the general population including those at risk of sight loss, and it reflects the priorities of blind and partially sighted people. It has been developed in collaboration with stakeholder organisations. The document reviews the achievements of the period 2014 - 2018, and sets future priorities.

The strategy is available in English and Welsh.





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