Wales Council of the Blind

Sight impaired (SI)

Definition: Term used to describe someone with sight loss. Formerly know as 'partially sighted', this category is used by Social Services Departments for registration purposes. (See ssi">Severely sight impaired (SSI)).

Category: eye condition

Credit: Vision in Wales

Source: Vision in Wales

Services mentioning Sight impaired (SI)

Apply for Assistive Technology - (Guide Dogs) Grants

Guide Dogs believes the right assistive technology – sometimes called ‘access’ or ‘adaptive’ technology – can help your child learn and play, just like everyone else. That’s why they've helped children and young people access a world of technology designed to suit their vision impairment.

Low Vision Service Wales - (NHS Wales) Access technology

If you already have a vision impairment or low vision, or are registered as either sight impaired or severely sight impaired a specially trained and accredited Low vision optician/optometrist) can help you make the best use of the sight you have. There are specially trained low vision practitioners working out of high street opticians throughout the whole of Wales. To find your nearest one simply search the database at the link below.

NWSB General Grants - (North Wales Society of the Blind) Grants

The general grant fund may award grants of up to £100 to individuals who are registered sight impaired or severely Sight impaired who also live in North Wales. The fund may provide grants for items which have been specifically designed for people with impaired vision. Contact Steve Thomas via the contact details below.

Rhydyfelin Social Group - (Sight Life) Clubs and social groups

SIDS meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at The Hapi Hub, Masefield Way, Rhydfelin, Pontypridd, CF37 5HQ. This is not a Sight Life service but you can contact Barbara Protheroe via Carys Groves below.

RNIB Bookshare - (RNIB) Accessible media

RNIB Bookshare supports those who are unable to access print with a vast collection of accessible textbooks and materials to support the UK curriculum from early years to adult education. This free service, which can be accessed by teachers, students, and parents, has a range of accessible formats so books can be read electronically or adapted to suit personal reading needs, giving students the same educational opportunities as their peers.

RNIB Newsagent - (RNIB) Accessible media

We deliver more than 200 popular and best-selling publications, in a format to suit you. There are popular high street titles, specialist publications, children's magazines and the major daily and weekend papers.

Sailing adventures - (Jubilee Sailing Trust) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

The Jubilee Sailing Trust offers disabled people the chance to sail on their tall ships. Day sails or longer voyages are available.

Swimming Group - (Vision Support) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swim Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email if you would like more information.

Walk to Run - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Running or walking - whatever suits you. Every Saturday at 1 pm at the athletic track behind Bridgend Recreation Centre. Contact details below.