for blind and partially sighted people in the Aberystwyth area.
AbilityNet exists to change lives of disabled
people, to help them achieve everything they can at work, at home or in education. We have a number of high quality specialist services for businesses and others who can pay
for our expertise. We also provide a range of free services for people who cannot afford to pay.
Access Design Solutions offer professional planning and environmental assessment
skills, combined with extensive experience in the access and mobility requirements of disabled
and older people
. They provide achievable, practical design and management solutions.
Access2books is a charity that produces and publishes high quality early years books in dual format (giant print (75pt) and braille
) with illustrations. The design enables braille or large print readers to read without obscuring the text or illustrations; and therefore gives children
and adults the opportunity to read together, forming both educational and social relationships.
Working towards an accessible society for all.
Accessible Wales is a disability
consultancy company specialising in providing companies with an understanding of what they are legally required to do under the discrimination
-act-dda">Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Our main two services are access review
s and staff training
, all our work is underpinned by the Equality Act
2010 and the social model
Age Cymru is the leading charity for all older people
in Wales. We campaign, we research and we fundraise to make sure we build a better life for all older people. We ensure older people's voices are heard, we challenge and change attitudes, we fight discrimination
wherever we find it and we tackle elder abuse
in all its forms.
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. The Age UK network comprises around 170 local Age UKs reaching most of England. Our family also includes Age Cymru, Age NI and Age Scotland, as well as Age International, with whom we support vulnerable older people
in more than 40 countries worldwide.
The Fellowship is a positive and sociable volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice
and support for people with albinism
and their families. They also provide information about the condition to professionals working with people with albinism, and other appropriate interested parties.
UK provides support for those affected by Alstrom Syndrome, their carer
s and professionals working with them.
AMD Alliance International is a non-profit coalition of the worldâ€™s leading vision, seniors and research organizations working to raise awareness of age-related macular
degeneration, understanding of available options for prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation
and support services. (See Wikipedia link below for current status and historical information).
Bag Books is a UK-wide charity providing tactile and multi-sensory books to people with learning disabilities
. Multi-sensory books can be enjoyed without being understood. They are designed for people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (a maximum developmental age of 18 months), people with Severe Learning Disabilities (a maximum developmental age of 6 years) or people with severe Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Organisation to tackle the inequalities which prevent ethnically diverse communities from making informed choices relating to their sight by empowering, engaging and connecting with all stakeholders
BBSUK is the only registered charity in the UK supporting people with Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl (LMBB) Syndrome, their families and carer
s. The aims of the Society are: to preserve and protect the health and promote the welfare of persons suffering from BBS, and to advance the education of the medical
and educational professionals and the general public on the subject of BBS.
Barry Blind Club
is a club of and for people with sight loss in the Barry district. Contact Sight Cymru for further information.
The society provides a range of information and support to people affected by Behcet's Syndrome
. It also promotes and assists with research into the condition, and promotes awareness of the disease.
Bierley sell a range of electronic magnifiers and communication devices.
Blazie resell access software and Braille
products, as well as providing JAWS scripting development and specialist training
BCEW have been working in partnership with British Blind Sport and the England and Wales Cricket Board since 2006 to deliver competitive cricket for those who are blind or partially sighted, running national and international competitions.
Blind in Business aims to help blind and partially sighted graduates to compete equally with sighted candidates for good jobs.
UK charity supporting former service people with sight problems (Formerly St Dunstan's).
BlindAmbition is an international disability training
consultancy focused on improving the lives of disabled people. They offer: disability training for customers and colleagues; employment workshops for disabled people; Mystery Shopper exercises; diversity training including unconscious bias. They can support anyone who needs help improving the accessibility of their products, services and working environment for Disabled and disadvantaged groups.
BookTrust offers the gift of free books to all children
at two key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at Evergreen Hall, Bridgend, 2-4pm.Contact Helen Embling.
Bridgend (and district) is a local society supporting blind and partially sighted people and their carer
s of all ages in BCBC. Contact Wales Council of the Blind initially.
At British Blind Sport, we help blind and partially sighted people get active and play
sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of blind and partially sighted people, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. We encourage adults and children
to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.
A self-help organisation with more than 1800 members, the BSSA is dedicated to providing mutual support and information to individuals affected by this disabling disease. We have regional support group
s throughout the UK whose members include sufferers and supporters who work together in helping one another cope with the day-to-day challenges of this debilitating and distressing condition.
The British Wireless for the Blind Fund provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss. All radios are made available on Free Loan to Blind and Partially Sighted people who meet our criteria. If you don't qualify, the radios are also available to purchase through BWBF Direct.
Calibre Audio is a charity that provides a completely free for life audiobook service to everyone with a disability
that makes reading print difficult or impossible. Members enjoy 13,000+ unabridged audiobooks with unlimited borrowing through digital streaming, download, or on memory stick. Visit the website to find out more and join.
The Calvert Trust exists to enable people with disabilities
to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. It has three centres in England.
Cardiff Council Academy specialises in providing training
for public sector organisations. As the training wing of Cardiff Council, we have a deep understanding of pressures faced by the public sector and offer a wide range of courses to help meet those challenges.
Care & Repair Cymru is a national charitable body and actively works to ensure that all older people
have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs. They provide services to a network of Care & Repair Agencies across Wales.
COS are here to improve the quality of life and equality of access for d/Deaf
people and people with a sensory loss. To improve their opportunities in all aspects of life. We do this by promoting a world where sensory loss does not limit, preclude or stigmatise people from achieving their full potential.
We support families directly and deliver awareness raising and training
sessions concerning Cerebral Visual Impairment
, including several at the request of other vision charities and organisations. We provide support and advocacy
for affected people and their families and training and awareness raising sessions to a wide variety of groups ranging from parents to professionals.
Provides services for blind and partially sighted people in Ceredigion.
The group's aim is to create a positive, supportive network of individuals, parents, families and professionals to share ideas, experiences, information and give vital support.
The group is run by individuals with CHARGE Syndrome
, parents and grandparents as well as professionals with a particular interest in the condition. We work on an entirely voluntary basis and membership is free. New members are always welcome.
The mission of the CHARGE Syndrome
Foundation is to provide support to individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families; to gather, develop, maintain and distribute information about CHARGE syndrome; and to promote awareness and research regarding its identification, cause and management.
Organisation which supports the families of children
(Rb), raises awareness of the condition, raises funds for research, and influences professional bodies to ensure optimum service for Rb patients
The organisation aims to support and meet the needs of disabled
adults in Gwynedd so that they can make independent and informed choices about their lives. It works in partnership with Gywynedd Council.
The Citizens Advice
service helps people resolve their legal
, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers.
City, University of London, is a public research university in London, United Kingdom, and a member institution of the federal University of London.
ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children
's books with added braille
Compass Independent Living is part of Compass Disability
Services, a Customer Led organisation based in Somerset but delivering services across the Country. They provide services that support people in receipt of health and/or social care
packages (Direct Payment or NHS Personal Health Budget) or self funders to manage their care in a way that gives them choice and control over their lives.
An independent club
supported by Vision Support.
The Corneal Dystrophy
Foundation started in 1998 as a grass-roots patient to patient online support group
(called Fuchs’ Friends) to exchange knowledge about the genetic and practical issues patients had with corneal dystrophies. It continued to grow until it encompassed people in over 150 countries and currently has a sustaining membership of approximately 3000.
Cowbridge Insight Club
offers support to blind and partially sighted people in Cowbridge (Vale of Glamorgan) and surrounding areas. Contact Sight Cymru for further information.
UK is a national charity supporting people with sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want. We help people to live with deafblindness by making connections, building their confidence and independence. Living with combined sight and hearing loss can be frightening. Our team of experts is here every step of the way to reassure, advise or just to be someone to turn to if there is no one else.
Deloitte Parasport was created by the British Paralympic Association (BPA) who recognised that more could be done to provide information to disabled
people who wanted to take up sport, either at a recreational or competitive level. The BPA and Deloitte also wanted to encourage a more active disability sport community. To support these ambitions, Deloitte Parasport aimed to signpost people to disability sports that were available to them and where they could play
Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council is a charity and membership organisation, supporting the Third Sector
across the county to grow and succeed through advice
, enterprise, funding, engagement and volunteering.
Dewis Centre for Independent Living (C.I.L.) is a voluntary organisation
working in partnership with the Social Services Departments of six
Local Authorities. It believes and supports disabled
people's rights to develop their own independent lifestyle.
Works to raise awareness, improve care & provide support and help to people with diabetes
and their families across Wales.
The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) works with clients to create digital media that is accessible to all members of a population, and meets best practice accessibility standards and legislation.
Arts Cymru promotes, supports and advocates
for Disabled and D/deaf
artists in Wales.
An organisation which aims to strengthen the voice of disabled
people to make their rights real, as an effective national organisation led by people with a wide range of impairments or health conditions.
Sport Wales National Development Programme is a joint initiative between the Sports Council for Wales, the Federation of Disability Sport Wales and the 22 local authorities across Wales. The scheme is aimed at developing quality community based sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled people throughout Wales.
Wales is the national association of disabled people's organisations, striving to achieve the rights, equality and independence of disabled people in Wales.
DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice
, information and training
on independent living since 1969.
Dolphin manufactures and sells software to help people with sight impairment
s, as well as providing accessibility solutions. Trials can be downloaded from the website.
ELITE Supported Employment Agency LTD was set up in 1994 to enable adults with learning disabilities
to access and maintain paid employment opportunities.
Over time, this has expanded to meet the needs of anyone with a disability or those who are disadvantaged.
Enhanced Vision sell a comprehensive range of desktop, portable and versatile video magnifier
EASS provides information advice
and support on discrimination
and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales, recognising the constitutional, legal
, social and policy differences.
Esme's Umbrella is the Campaign Group for everyone working towards a greater awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Eye 2 Eye
An independent registered charity run by volunteers.
The Family Fund is the UK's largest provider of grants
to low-income families raising disabled
and seriously ill children
and young people
. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.
Produces talking newspapers for Chester and Flintshire
Focal Point UK is a private sector company / agency, who have for over the past decade been providing high quality vision rehabilitation
and low vision support and services to people with sight loss and professionals, from all sectors at all levels, who work in the field of visual impairment
throughout the UK.
A Community Voluntary Organisation
which is committed to strengthening the effectiveness of the Voluntary and Community Sector across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport.
UK charity providing support and information to people with glaucoma
and to professionals. Also funds research.
Goalball UK is the national governing body for the Paralympic sport of goalball in the United Kingdom. Goalball UK also provides support and guidance to players, coaches, officials, and club
s across the country, with a focus on promoting inclusivity and equality in sport.
We are the professional body for Habilitation
Specialists in the UK, providing leadership and setting professional standards. We aim to support our members to help maximise the mobility and independence skills of children
and young people
We facilitate and promote research into the field of habilitation and mobility training
, promote better education and training of habilitation specialists and provide information for our members and the public about the work we do.
Hafod is a socially conscious, not-for profit organisation providing housing, care and support services across south Wales for the benefit of its customers and communities.
HumanWare manufacturers and sells a comprehensive range of access technologies including video magnifier
products and reading machines.
Hungry Fingers is a one-man company specializing in designing and producing educational tools for young learners with a visual impairment
. The tools are designed to help totally blind children
understand difficult concepts based on visual experience, and on spatial relations needed for reading tactile graphics. The relation between objects and drawings, symmetry, rotation and perspective are just some of the problems which can be addressed with the help of the tools.
A supplier of software and hardware for people with special needs. dedicated to providing pioneering and lifechanging assistive technology
. They provide a full range of innovative products to enable their customers to communicate, learn and play
) services are provided jointly between Anglesey and Gwynedd.
Wales is a national charity representing the learning disability sector in Wales. We work with people with a learning disability and their families, Welsh government
, local authorities, disabled peopleâ€™s organisations and the voluntary sector
so we can create a better Wales for all people with a learning disability.
A charity based in South Wales supporting disabled
people in all areas of their lives through community based projects. They also work with other organisations to deliver collaborative projects that deliver real change.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
is the UK's leading charity supporting disabled people. Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.
Level Playing Field, a registered charity in England and Wales, acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership across all sports. We work together with our partners to share good practice, raise awareness and promote improved access to sports stadiums for disabled
fans and disabled people who aspire to be match-going fans, non-match day visitors and/or employees/volunteers at clubs/stadiums. Our wide-ranging membership includes professional club
s, equality and disability NGOs
An American organisation (based in New York) which supports visually impaired
people. Although much information is US-specific, some publications have a wider interest.
Listening Books is a national UK charity that provides an online and postal audiobook lending service, for anyone with a disability
, illness, learning or mental health
difficulty, which affects their ability to read the printed word, or to hold books in the usual way. We currently support over 100,000 members across the UK.
Throughout the years three schemes have run in parallel: The Talking Books (from 1979), the Carmarthen Talking Newspaper (1976) and
Radio Glangwili (1972). Weekly editions of the newspaper are broadcast on Radio Glangwili together with monthly supplements in both languages.
Load2Learn provides accessible textbooks and images to support dyslexic, partially sighted or blind learners who have difficulty reading standard print. The service is free to educators in the UK, while there is a small charge
for schools based overseas.
Look's mission is to improve the lives of families with visually impaired children
and young people
by providing support, information and activities with a view to helping them gain the best outcomes
in life and reach their full potential.
MACS is the UK's national charity for children
born with one or more of three rare conditions, Microphthalmia
(small, underdeveloped eye), Anophthalmia
(no eye) and Coloboma
(a gap or cleft in the eye structure). Through core values of offering acceptance, inspiring trust and providing opportunity, MACS supports a community of around 3,000 people across the UK, from over 1,000 families.
UK charity proving information, support, counselling and services for people affected by macular
disease. They run a number of local groups throughout Wales and contribute to research into combating macular disease.
Trust supports those with Marfan syndrome and their families; provides educational information to raise awareness of Marfan syndrome; undertakes medical
research to enable better treatment for patients.
Learning in Merthyr Tydfil
MTIB aims to provide people with disabilities
, or who are disadvantaged, the opportunity for sustained employment.
Microlink is an independent supplier of assistive technology
related management services
Mind provide advice
and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health
problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. The telephone number below is for Mind Cymru.
This is a free and impartial service, set up by the government to help people make the most of their money. They give money advice
to everyone across the UK – online, on webchat, over the phone, in printed guides and face to face.
's aim is to help those in our community with impaired vision to maintain a reasonable quality of life through companionship and by giving mental stimulus, practical help and encouraging much fun and laughter. Telephone number is for the club secretary, Sheila Goodwin.
My Care My Home was created by Shaw Healthcare (Homes) Ltd an exempt charity dedicated to improving the quality of care provided by domiciliary
care providers and care homes and to help people to secure funding for their care without always having to sell their home.
National Federation of the Blind of the UK is a national membership organisation of blind and partially sighted people working and campaigning on behalf of others in the UK with similar difficulties.
Acts as a national newsagent to visually impaired
people, providing national newspapers & magazines in an accessible format. Part of the RNIB Group.
Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
A national residential school and college for young people
aged 11 to 19 who are blind or partially sighted.
is the publically funded National Health Service of Wales providing healthcare to some 3 million people who live in the country. The NHS has a key principle which is that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth.
The Norrie Nisease Association (NDA) exists to promote awareness about and provide resources for those with Norrie Disease
(ND) and their family members. It provides information & support, promotes awareness and helps to fund research into the condition. There is a charge
for membership. The organisation is US-based but contact details are for the UK.
The North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSSS) is a regional service which supports children
with a hearing or vision loss, as well as their families and settings or schools. This joint service is led by Flintshire County Council and is provided across Conwy, Wrexham, Denbighshire and Flintshire.
NWSB provide practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages throughout North Wales. They work to promote independence, choice and confidence whilst also providing the essential services them members tell them are important to them.
NPC brings shared values and different skills to both charities and funders. By helping them use their resources more effectively, by inspiring through new thinking and by prioritising impact, they aim to transform the sector.
UK charity providing support and information to people with Nystagmus
and to professionals. Also funds research. Membership needed for some services.
Meets on Thursday afternoons at the Old Peoples Welfare Hall, Ogmore Vale at 2-4pm. Contact Mrs Janet Cronin.
Optima provide a range of electronic magnifiers, low vision aids and lighting.
Wales if the professional umbrella organisation for the Primary Care
eye health profession in Wales.
Pamtrad sell a range of products including optical magnifiers, electronic magnifiers, access software such as iZoom, large print keyboards and reading machines.
The Partially Sighted Society provides information, advice
, equipment and clear print material for people with a visual impairment
to help them to make the best use of their remaining sight. It can call on the skills of ophthalmologists, optometrist
s, lighting and rehabilitation
The Pembrokeshire Blind Society works in conjunction with Pembrokeshire County Council's physical and sensory disabilities
team. This enables them to offer a wide variety of services and support.
Provides entertainment, activities and outings
for people with sight loss in Penarth and surrounding areas. (Vale of Glamorgan). Contact Sight Cymru for further information.
Penderels Trust offers advice
, guidance and practical solutions to enable people with disabilities
and older people
to live independently in their own homes, to achieve their goals in life and to help them play
an active part in their community.
inspires and supports disabled
and non-disabled children
, young people
and adults to make more of life together - breaking down community barriers, reducing social isolation, and creating opportunities for all involved to enjoy the same activities and challenges side by side.
PeoplePlus, a trading name for A4e, formerly known as Action for Employment, is a for-profit welfare-to-work company based in the United Kingdom. The company began in Sheffield in 1991 to provide redundant steelworkers with training
so that they could find new jobs. They now operate in five countries, but retain a significant presence in the UK where they work with organisations in the public sector such as the Department for Work and Pensions.
is the UK's leading independent accessible format provider. We specialise in producing accessible print formats including braille
, large print, audio transcript, easy read and tactile labels, as well as providing project management and everything else an organisation will require, to meet the needs of print impaired individuals.
This company resells a range of access software, electronic magnifiers (CCTVs
), and Braille
QAC is a Specialist College based in Birmingham, which welcomes students from all over the UK. Its original purpose was to provide education for young people
who were blind or visually impaired
, but now they also now offer support and guidance for students on the Autistic Spectrum (including Asperger's syndrome), those with moderate to severe learning difficulties, students with physical disabilities
and those with other needs.
Membership of the society offers social outings
, support and contact throughout the Radnorshire area. Becoming a member is a great way of getting access to support and advice
, as well as making friends in the area. Our aims are to provide a social environment for visually impaired
people & to provide a voice for all visually impaired people in Radnorshire.
Official retailer of railcards by National Rail
Manufacture and sell a range of electronic magnifiers and iZoom access software.
Retina UK is the national charity for families living with inherited retinal dystrophies. They fund research and provide information and support to those affected by inherited sight loss and the professionals who support them. They support anyone with the following visual impairment
s: Retinitis Pigmentosa
(RP), Rod Cone dystrophy, Cone Rod dystrophy, Choroideremia, Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), Usher syndrome
, Stargardt disease.
's and Adult social services including sensory services. (Children's are via
Children and Families at the site below.)
UK charity providing a wide range of products and services for vi
people. The Wales branch works on behalf of more than 111,000 people in Wales living with sight loss. Our services provide practical solutions to everyday challenges. We work in partnership with organisations across Wales to provide local services.
Royal Collection Trust looks after the Royal Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Through our work, from exhibitions and learning programmes to publications and retail products, we aim to ensure that the Royal Collection and Palaces are valued and enjoyed by everyone.
RNC is the UK's leading specialist residential college of further education for people with a visual impairment
. Their expertise has been built over 140 years, & they offer a variety of products & services to a diverse audience. With over 60 programmes of study available with a wide range of support in all areas, studying at RNC will ensure students can move onto their chosen career path. RNC Learners leave with confidence & independence, ready for the world of work.
RSBC create a better life for blind children
, by helping every young person
they work with to find and fulfil their own unique potential. As experts in the field of childhood sight loss they have first-hand experience of the challenges that children face, and the potential they have.
SANE is a leading UK mental health
charity. They work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
Screen Language is a professional film subtitling, translation and audio description production company based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
SeeAbility supports adults who are visually impaired
with multiple disabilities
including learning, physical and mental health
disabilities, acquired brain injuries and degenerative conditions, to explore their potential. Although they do not provide services in Wales, they do provide useful information and on-line resources.
VMSIS works across five local authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. The aim of the Service is to support the educational opportunities of all children
and young people
with vision or multi-sensory impairment
supports children and young people from birth through to school leaving age in a variety of settings (home, play
-group and school).
Sense is a national charity that supports & campaigns for children
and adults who are deafblind
. They offer high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those with a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They offer
specialist services built around the wishes of each person, enabling them to be as independent as possible.
Share the Vision is a coalition of UK organisations that work together to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of library services for visually impaired
and print disabled
Established 30 years ago they supply equipment and services to people with sight impairment
s. Provide a range of access software, video magnifier
products, scan and reading machines, mobile phone solutions, training
Provides services and support for people with sight loss in South Wales. In addition to listed services they run various events throughout the year such as coffee mornings, Annual Expo, i-Sight conference etc and have a specialist knowledge about people with Sight Loss and Learning Disabilities
and those from different ethnicities who are at greater risk of sight loss.
Sight Life (formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind) provides local services and lifelong support, so that blind and partially sighted people across the majority of South Wales can enjoy fulfilled lives.
An all-Wales charity which raises awareness of issues related to SEN
, and other barriers to inclusion including: exclusion from school and education, disengagement from education, employment or training
, poverty, deprivation, English or Welsh as a second language.
The Social Care
Institute for Excellence (SCIE
) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. It is an independent charity working with adults, families and children
's social care and social work
services across the UK. They also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.
A group in which those with a visual impairment
working in the legal
profession can exchange ideas, share information, campaign on causes of mutual interest and provide an opportunity for support and networking between fellow professionals. SOVIL has members from all parts of the profession, including solicitors and barristers in private practice, those working in local and central government, academics and law students.
Stargardt’s Connected exists to raise awareness, give support and to do what we can to progress towards a cure. Stargardt's Connected provide information to families affected by Stargardt’s, signpost them to available support, inform of latest research and also to promote a Stargardt's community which aims to assist in driving essential research forward.
A group which provides assistance and amenities to blind persons registered in the City and District of Swansea.
manufacturer. Also supplies accessible mobile phones, tablets, and software for mobile phones.
TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. It providers services to local talking newspapers which are members, and also provides information to help individuals to locate relevant local talking newspapers.
A company that specialises in reselling Duxbury Braille
translation software (available in over 200 languages including Welsh Braille), various Braille embosser
s, and with other products for people with a sight impairment
Association of Visually Impaired
people (TAVIP) promotes, supports and encourages the use of technology amongst blind and partially sighted people. TAVIP is the successor organisation to the British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB), a self-help organisation founded in 1969.
A company that develops and licenses assistive software, including speech technology
, image technology and touch technology for education and the workplace.
The mission at TAFN is to provide friendship and support for people with vision impairment
s. They are a non-profit organization located
in the United Kingdom. Our members come from around the world and every walk of life. Although from diverse cultures, we have similar experiences of living with visual impairment.
The College of Optometrists is
the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit. It supports its members in all aspects of professional development, the College provides pre-registration training
, continuous professional development opportunities, and advice
and guidance on professional conduct and standards, enabling our members to serve their patients well and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.
The Society was established to promote the welfare of people who are affected by any form of the neurological movement disorder known as dystonia
. The Society aims to do this by promoting awareness of the disorder, by supporting research and by undertaking welfare initiatives. It does this on a national level and through its network of local support group
Established to produce educational materials about paintings using tactile and other accessible media for people with sight loss.
The Norrie Disease
Foundation is a charity working within the Norrie community in the UK. Their aim is to promote vital new research and provide more support to families by further strengthening the Norrie network. It was set up in 2017.
Our mission is to support vision impaired children
, young people
and adults aged 25 and under, to improve their emotional and physical well-being, increase their knowledge and skills, and support their independence through the provision of grants
to individuals and charitable organisations.
The Rowan Organisation is a Direct Payment and Personal Budget
support organisation. They provide a range of independent living support services, and are committed to the empowerment of disabled
people by supporting them to overcome the barriers, both physical and attitudinal, which prevent them from achieving their objectives, or which limit their choice and prevent them from being in control of their own lives.
The College champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology for the benefit of patients and the public. It sets the examinations & the curriculum for medical
graduates who wish to be eye surgeons and provides elements of surgical skills training
. It sets the standards for professional practice, runs the continuing professional development (CPD) programme and has a role in promoting ground-breaking research.
The Shaw Trust is a specialist in understanding the obstacles people face to work and independence - such as physical and mental health
problems, learning difficulties, drug addiction, crime and social circumstances - as well as how to overcome them.
A provider supporting people with sight loss in the areas of Education, Employment and Engagement. Also produce regular research reports on sight-loss issues.
Thriiver has an experienced team of assistive technology
trainers and coaches, who support people, helping them overcome many barriers using a blend of technology and coaching of soft skills. Their trainers and coaches deliver a range of programmes helping people whether they are unemployed, in education or already in the workplace. They support not only people who are neurodiverse, but also individuals with other disabilities
as well as those affected by mental health
& confidence issues.
Thrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled
people. Although mainly active in the South East of England, it does provide advice
Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss. They provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. Services are offered to all who experience sight loss, of all faiths or none, and including those with sight loss who have other disabilities
We're driving forward the Welsh Government
’s vision of a high-quality, safe, integrated, affordable, and accessible transport
network that the people of Wales are proud of.
A company which provides holidays
for both blind/visually impaired
and sighted travellers, journeying together in a spirit of mutual independence to some of the most fascinating of world destinations. Sighted travellers travel
for up to 50% off the price in return for being the eyes for blind travellers.
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants
and other financial help online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations. We are part of Elizabeth Finn Care, a registered charity.
UCAN Productions is an award winning performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted children
, young people
and their friends between the ages of 7 and 18 and adults aged 18+. Based in Cardiff, UCAN (Unique Creative Arts Network) works across the UK and exists to prove that visual impairment
is no barrier to success.
A group which raises awareness of keratoconus
, provides information and support to people with the condition and raises money for research.
A website set up and monitored by people affected by this rare genetic disorder. The aim is to raise awareness of this syndrome and provide a site where families can talk and find information that may be useful.
VEST provide transport
for residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan who canâ€™t use regular public transport. By using their buses hundreds of people enjoy local trips
for shopping or leisure or to meet friends at day centres. Buses can also be booked for day trips further afield. Their team of drivers is highly trained and happy to help.
VICTA provides support to blind and partially sighted children
, young people
and their families. This includes organising activities and events for children, and giving advice
to parents, for example on education.
NO LONGER OPERATIONAL: VISION 2020 was an umbrella organisation to facilitate greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment
and operated on a national, regional or international basis.
Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don't know how to look after our eyes - National Eye Health Week aims to change all that. Vision Matters is a group of partners steering the National Eye Health Week.
Vision Support is a well-respected North-East Wales charity. They provide person-centred services which meet the needs of adults and children
with vision impairment
across Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionsupportcharity Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Vision Support
Our corporate objective is to support the very people who receive our range of alternative format documents. As a social enterprise, all profits acquired through the commercial activities of VST are gift aided to Vision Support, a charity that works to support sight impaired
people maintain their independence and autonomy within the community.
This independent company re-sells access software, video magnifier
s, reading machines, Braille
products, large print keyboards and more, giving people the chance to choose the best product for them.
Visionary is a membership organisation for local sight loss charities. Our Vision is for a world in which people living with sight loss can access the services they need at a local level where and when they need them. Membership in Wales is free through membership of Wales Council of the Blind.
Breconshire offer information, social contact and grants
to individuals and organizations in south Powys. We also represent the needs of the visually impaired to other local organizations, including statutory agencies
and the voluntary sector
is the registered charity which promotes and provides services and help for all visually impaired residents throughout the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas.
West Glamorgan represents the views and concerns of people with sight loss living in the City and County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. They are a local charity offering specialist advice
on how to manage day to day challenges, as well as peer support, and events of special interest to people with sight loss of all ages. (source: Sightline Directory)
Independent community groups which are self funded and run by local people. The telephone nuber given is for the View Secretary, Jennifer Rainsbury.
Vocaleyes provides audio description services, training
and consultancy for arts and heritage organisations.
WCDeaf is an umbrella association of organisations both voluntary and statutory working in the field of hearing loss and representing people who are Deaf
, deafened, hard of hearing
and Deaf/blind. Minicom: 01443 485686
Together with county voluntary councils (CVCs) and volunteer centres, WCVA provides the generalist support infrastructure for the third sector
in Wales, working alongside national specialist umbrella and development agencies.
Wales Council of the Blind is the umbrella organisation for vision impairment
in Wales. We signpost professionals and individuals to the broad range of services available to support them. This information resource, Perspectif, is an example of this.
WAVIB aims to do everything that it possibly can to make the sport of Lawn Bowls inclusive and accessible throughout all areas of Wales.
The Welsh Government
is the devolved Government for Wales with responsibility for the economy, education, health and the Welsh NHS, business, public services and the environment of Wales.
's primary purposes are to promote a better local government, its reputation and to support authorities in the development of policies and priorities which will improve public service and democracy. It represents the 22 local authorities in Wales, with the 4 police authorities, 3 fire and rescue authorities and 3 national park authorities as associate members.
Social and entertainment group for persons who are vision impaired
and their carer
s. Telephone number is for club
A special school for children
aged 3-19 years with with a range of learning and physical needs and autism based in Sully Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.