A bilingual (English and Welsh) audio recording service producing talking books and talking newspapers.
which will help raise awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people in both work and social situations. The training typically includes: low vision awareness, sighted guide techniques and demonstration, eye conditions, communication skills, aids and equipment demonstrations, practical advice and guidance.
Located at 325 High Street in Bangor, the resource centre
is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. The centre is an invaluable source of advice
, information and practical demonstrations. They have a wide range of equipment on display ranging from magnifiers to mobile phones. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are on hand to demonstrate and advise on their use.
to empower and enable future generations of people who are blind and partially sighted to reach their goals and fulfil their aspirations whatever they may be. Applicants in receipt of means-tested benefits will be given priority. They are happy to consider applications for specialist software, equipment and specialist training
in the use of access technology
All walks are held on Wednesdays . Meet at North Wales Society for the Blind, 325 High Street, Bangor. 10.30 am.
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.
's fund was established to help meet the needs of children who have impaired vision, by providing special needs grants
and specialist equipment. Many families with young children who have vision impairment
s will have experienced lengthy delay
s and numerous application forms when applying for essential equipment like a CCTV<
/a> system or specialist computer software. We hope to be able to attract enough support to be able to help meet some of these needs.
We have several volunteer mentors who provide guidance and reassurance to their younger peers, their help and guidance is invaluable, they are positive role models who are themselves registered blind or partially sighted. The Mentors give children
and young people
the opportunity to ask awkward questions and are able to work with their younger peers to develop confidence and new skills.
Welsh language talking book service.
is held at no 20 Station Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BU. We get together every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, from 11-1 pm. Transport
and lunch may be arranged for you if required. We have guest speakers, entertainment also go out on day trips
. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.
service enables individuals to become more independent and access information, and includes specialist training advice
and guidance from an experienced tutor who will work with you through a program of individual learning aims to help you reach your personal goals. We can advise on appropriate technology or software including: accessibility options; magnification and speech software; tablet devices including the iPad and Kindle.