Wales Council of the Blind

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Advice uncategorised

An agency (such as an ECLO) providing advice on appropriate and helpful courses of action.

child uncategorised

A person who is aged under 18.

Club uncategorised

Formal or informal group of individuals, often with shared experiences or seeking a similar aim.

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) uncategorised

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c 50) (informally, and hereafter, the DDA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which has now been repealed and replaced by the Equality Act 2010, except in Northern Ireland where the Act still applies. Formerly, it made it unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disabilities in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport.

Discrimination uncategorised

"The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex." This includes on the grounds of disability (see discrimination-act-dda">Disability Discrimination Act - DDA).

Equality Act 2010 uncategorised

The primary purpose of the Act is to codify the complicated and numerous array of Acts and Regulations, which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain. (See Discrimination, Disability Discrimination Act)

Grants uncategorised

Financial assistance, often specifically directed towards, and restricted to, the purpose for which the grant was established.

Guide dog uncategorised

Guide dogs are assistance dogs trained to lead blind or visually impaired people around obstacles. Although dogs can be trained to navigate various obstacles, they are red–green colour blind and incapable of interpreting street signs. The human does the directing, based on skills acquired through previous mobility training.

Helpline uncategorised

A telephone service offering advice relating to a specific area of interest or service, such as information on smoking cessation or benefits advice.

Holidays/outings uncategorised

A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.

Social model of disability uncategorised

The social model of disability identifies systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion by society (purposely or inadvertently) that mean society is the main contributory factor in disabling people.

Support group uncategorised

Formal or informal group aiming to assist each other in overcoming problems and to share experiences.

Training uncategorised

Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies.