Wales Council of the Blind

Reading with Confidence: a report on the provision of electronic pocket magnifiers for children with sight problems in Wales

Author: Sophie Dyment

Publisher: Wales Council of the Blind


Description: Visually impaired children and young people across Wales have access to The Low Vision Scheme which provides low vision aids, free of charge. There are 170 accredited high street optometrists and dispensing opticians located across Wales who offer low vision aid assessments free of charge. Under the scheme currently, only low tech low vision aids (such as optical magnifiers) are available. There is a growing concern that children and young people are not using their optical magnifiers, mainly because of their distasteful designs and limited magnification capabilities.

Date: 2009

Welsh: No

Type: Report