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Other reports and publications.

Voting is still not accessible for people with sight loss

RNIB Cymru launch Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election manifesto

New guide for higher education providers supporting students with vision impairment during Covid-19

RNIB Toolkit to challenge discrimination

Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru Coronavirus Information

RNIB launch toolkit for challenging inaccessible websites

'Time to Focus' report makes case for increased research into eye conditions

VocalEyes reports on the results of its museums survey

Encouraging independence in your child with vision impairment

Pocklington Trust framework document for parents wanting to set up a support group

Back to school information from vision impairment organisations

LOOK Student's Handbook

Life in Higher Education - advice for students from the Pocklington Trust

Research report: Barriers to integrating routine depression screening into community low vision rehabilitation services

Sight Life's Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot newsletter available

Guide Dogs plan for restarting activities

Back to school: Welsh Government issues guidance for supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged learners

Updated information leaflets for parents from CHECT

Senedd Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee reports on inequality and the pandemic

Making lockdown measures accessible for customers with sight loss

Eye clinic appointments: a guide for parents from RNIB

Guides for leisure centres

Glaucoma UK booklets and information

Developing visually impaired audiences in Wales - Toolkit for theatres and arts venues

Welsh Parliament publishes first report on the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on health and social care

Uber refuses to pick up blind businessman with guide dog on more than 100 occasions

Top tips for providing remote information, advice and guidance during a crisis

Macular Society gives advice for parents

Guide Dogs have produced some top tips on social distancing.

Travel advice from Guide Dogs and The Macular Society

Welsh Government issues guidance on creating safer public spaces during the coronavirus pandemic

'Society is the Disability: Disabled Women and Work' - Report from Chwarae Teg

Supporting your VI child during their transition to High School: LOOK publishes resource document & podcast

Results of 'Fight for Sight' survey show impact of pandemic on vision impaired people

Lockdown advice from Deafblind UK

Report on Management of nystagmus in children: a review of the literature and current practice in UK specialist services.

LOOK presents 'The Period Podcast'

Temporary transport recommendations: Coronavirus Courtesy Code

Temporary changes to PIP

No reassessment of benefits for three months - Key changes and commitments from DWP

Access to Work claims can be submitted without employer or support worker signature

RNIB produce short guide for local and smaller shops

Welsh Government issues advice on ethical values and principles for healthcare delivery framework

New report looks at opthalmology services in England

'Looking after my Eyes' - Book from Seeability

Welsh Government launches Loneliness and Isolation strategy

Blocked in: the impact of pavement parking

Researchers' discovery could improve diagnosis and lead to new treatments for AMD

Report on transition experiences of young people with vision impairment

Brexit and Disability - Common questions answered

How to complain about inaccessible websites - AbilityNet factsheet

Report highlights problems faced by older people in accessing GP services

ECLO Framework documents updated.

Welsh Government publishes disability statistics

Welsh theatres need to improve their services for disabled customers

'Managing Better' - Three years of making a difference

Advice on childrens' eye health

Welsh Government launch 'Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living’ framework

Retina UK publishes results of its Sight Loss Survey 2019

National Assembly report raises concerns about waiting list delays

Report reveals the impact of welfare changes on disabled people

New guide: Digital Inclusion for Health & Care in Wales

Parliamentary report recommends change to Disabled Student Allowance

Sensory health statistics for Wales published

Communicating with people with cerebral visual impairments (CVIs)

Retina UK reports on the challenges faced by working age people with degenerative sight loss

Information for adults with acquired nystagmus

Change 100 scheme - five year review produced

'Glaucoma in babies and children' - free guide from IGA

Advice on making natural heritage centres accessible to people with sight loss

'Messy and Muddy' - new guide to outdoor play from RNIB

Diversity in Local Government - National Assembly Report

How to make your museum more accessible to vi families and young people

Tips on producing an audio descriptive guide for museums and galleries

New guide for employers from RNIB

Society has little understanding of life for people with sight loss - New report from Guide Dogs

Disability Rights UK publishes guide to higher education

Research study confirms the benefits of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs)

Norrie Disease Information Leaflet

Survey results show GP surgeries have low awareness of 'It Makes Sense' campaign

Can I tell you about Nystagmus?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Retinoblastoma Information for children & young people

'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

'Is Wales Fairer?' - Report from EHRC Wales

'Music is a Vibration' toolkit from Sense

Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in Wales

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

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

Holidays, play & leisure guide for parents of disabled children

'Matching income with needs' - New research from TPT

Personal Independence Payment - a guide to making a claim

Sight Loss, Home and the Built Environment

New guide for higher education professionals

Accessing Public Services Toolkit

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

'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

Employment guides from Sense

Resources for teachers of vi students

New research on transition of vi young people to adulthood

Wales Eye Care Stats 2016-2017 released

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

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

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

New guides for Welsh social services professionals and housing providers

European Blind Union produces Clear Print Guidelines

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? 3 years on.

RNIB publishes latest evidence-based reviews

Wobbly eyes booklet

Assistive & Inclusive Home Technology Guide from Pocklington Trust

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

Booklet raises awareness of eye health issues

Eye care is a public health priority in Wales

UK Government report on disabled spectators and sporting event accessibility

It All Adds Up

Sensory Loss: Know your healthcare rights

Living with sight loss - new report raises concerns

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


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