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Recent reports and publications.

'Easing into Nature with Sight Impairment'

NHS Wales produces final report on the Accessible Information Standard

Wales Vision Strategy 2018 - 2021 launched

'Making Nature Accessible' - Guide from British Blind Sport

Results of study on transition experiences of young vision impaired people published

VICTA's Young Ambassadors launch Strive magazine

Guide Dogs publish strategy for 2018-2023

'Is Wales Fairer?' - Report from EHRC Wales

'Music is a Vibration' toolkit from Sense

Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in Wales

Eye Clinic Referral - new guide for glaucoma patients

New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

Swansea University report considers use of digital technology by people with sight loss in Wales

'Claiming Disability Living Allowance for Children' - Updated guide from Contact

CHECT publishes Impact Report 2015-18

UK Government responds to consultation on the accessibility of elections

Independent, confident, connected - new report from Scope on disabled people's lives

'Dealing with bullying ' guide from Contact

UK Government launches Inclusive Transport Strategy

Eye care for people with learning disabilities

VI children more likely to develop mental health problems

'Unpacking Diversity' - report looks at barriers to standing as candidate for Welsh Assembly

Holidays, play & leisure guide for parents of disabled children

'Matching income with needs' - New research from TPT

New resource - 'Understanding Albinism'

Housing and disabled people: Wales's hidden crisis

Personal Independence Payment - a guide to making a claim

Disability Wales reports on access to taxis

Sight Loss, Home and the Built Environment

New guide for higher education professionals

New lighting guide from Thomas Pocklington Trust

Accessing Public Services Toolkit

Public Health Wales publishes Annual Equality Report

Review of Eye Health Week 2017 published

Registering as sight impaired

Inaccessible gym equipment is a barrier to fitness for vi people

NICE issues new clinical guidance for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Report recommends new model of care for Wales

New publication: Nystagmus and Driving

'Missing Voices' project produces report on findings

Guide to juvenile macular dystrophies

'Time to catch up' - report on TV access services

New Accessible Information Standard for NHS Wales launched

IGA advice on delayed glaucoma appointments

VocalEyes report reveals that only 25% of UK theatres provide AD performances

Nystagmus Information Pack launched on Wobbly Wednesday

Employment guides from Sense

Report suggests number of children with vision impairment is rising

Resources for teachers of vi students

New research on transition of vi young people to adulthood

'Managing Better' - first year report

Wales Eye Care Stats 2016-2017 released

Review of Health & Social Care in Wales - Interim report published

Housing guide for people with sight loss

Practical Guidance reports from Pocklington

Guide for GP surgeries should improve accessibilty for patients with sensory loss

'Get up and go' booklet aims to prevent falls

'Making sense of dance' - new resource from Sense

Importance of eye tests for people with dementia highlighted

Commons Committee reports on disability and the built environment

Welsh Pathway for Children & Young People with Vision Impairment launched

High levels of anxiety in patients receiving wet AMD treatment

Talking to your child about sight loss - new guide from RNIB

'Being disabled in Britain - a journey less equal'

'Working with blind & partially sighted colleagues' - RNIB Guide

'Filling the gap where patients used to fall": Report on the impact of ECLOs

Disability Wales presents report on disability rights to UN committee

Eye health awareness in the black and minority ethnic communities in Wales

Report claims that UK is failing on disability rights

RNIB Scotland updates 'Sight loss and dementia' leaflet

Review of opthalmology services published

Report highlights the additional costs which vision impaired pensioners face

Vision 2020's Dementia factsheets updated

New guides for Welsh social services professionals and housing providers

European Blind Union produces Clear Print Guidelines

Wales Vision Strategy - Key achievements for 2015/16 published

Welsh Government publishes updated Diabetes Delivery Plan

Patients' experience of eye care in Wales - survey results published

Sight loss, dementia and meaningful activity

'Small Changes, Big Difference' - making sport more accessible for vi women

The State of the Nation - Eye Health 2016

How Accessible is Access to Work in Wales?

RNIB publishes latest evidence-based reviews

Wobbly eyes booklet

Assistive & Inclusive Home Technology Guide from Pocklington Trust

New eye drop fact sheet produced

10 principles of good practice in vision rehabilitation

Parents guide to vision impairment from RNIB

Report calls for more funding for research into AMD

Management of glaucoma patients in care homes: new research

Retinoblastoma information for children and young people

Booklet raises awareness of eye health issues

'My Voice 2015' - views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people in the UK

Visual problems after stroke

Eye care is a public health priority in Wales

UK Government report on disabled spectators and sporting event accessibility

Tips for disabled travellers from the Equality & Human Rights Commission

It All Adds Up

Sensory Loss: Know your healthcare rights

Latest eye care statistics for Wales released

Living with sight loss - new report raises concerns

Welsh NHS still not meeting communication needs of people with sensory loss

Wales Vision Strategy for 2014-2018 launched

New research makes the case for increased funding in the eye care sector

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