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Aberystwyth and District VI Club Third/voluntary Sector

A club for blind and partially sighted people in the Aberystwyth area.

AbilityNet Third/voluntary Sector

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 Private Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Accessibility Powys Third/voluntary Sector

Working towards an accessible society for all.

Accessible Wales Third/voluntary Sector

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 reviews and staff training, all our work is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010 and the social model of disability.

Age Cymru Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Albinism Fellowship Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Alstrom Syndrome UK Third/voluntary Sector

Alstrom Syndrome UK provides support for those affected by Alstrom Syndrome, their carers and professionals working with them.

Amazon Private Sector

Online trader. Books, music, DVDs and more.

AMD Alliance International Online community

AMD Alliance International is a non-profit coalition of the world’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).

Aniridia Network Third/voluntary Sector

A support group and charity for people with aniridia and their families.

Bag Books Third/voluntary Sector

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.

BAME Vision Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK Third/voluntary Sector

BBSUK is the only registered charity in the UK supporting people with Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl (LMBB) Syndrome, their families and carers. 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 Third/voluntary Sector

Barry Blind Club is a club of and for people with sight loss in the Barry district. Contact Sight Cymru for further information.

Beat the Best (Facebook group) Online community

A Facebook group for people with Best's disease.

Behcet's UK Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Bierly Private Sector

Bierley sell a range of electronic magnifiers and communication devices.

Birdshot Uveitis Society (BUS) Third/voluntary Sector

BUS is a support group for people with the rare, hard-to treat, autoimmune, posterior uveitis called Birdshot Chorioretinopathy.

Blazie Private Sector

Blazie resell access software and Braille products, as well as providing JAWS scripting development and specialist training.

Blind Children UK Third/voluntary Sector

Blind Children UK no longer exists. Please refer to Guide Dogs instead.

Blind Cricket England and Wales Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

Blind in Business aims to help blind and partially sighted graduates to compete equally with sighted candidates for good jobs.

Blind Veterans UK Third/voluntary Sector

UK charity supporting former service people with sight problems (Formerly St Dunstan's).

BlindAmbition Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Bridgend Hearing Impaired Support Group Third/voluntary Sector

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at Evergreen Hall, Bridgend, 2-4pm.Contact Helen Embling.

Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society) Third/voluntary Sector

Bridgend (and district) is a local society supporting blind and partially sighted people and their carers of all ages in BCBC. Contact Wales Council of the Blind initially.

British Blind Sport Third/voluntary Sector

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.

British Sjogren's Syndrome Association (BSSA) Third/voluntary Sector

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 groups 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.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Calvert Trust Third/voluntary Sector

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 Public Sector

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.

Cardigan Blind Club Third/voluntary Sector

Not currently meeting.

Care and Repair Cymru Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Carmarthenshire County Blind Society Third/voluntary Sector

Its aim across the whole of the County of Carmarthenshire is to provide an excellent service to its visually impaired members. It runs a series of clubs and a resource centre.

Centre of Sign Sight Sound Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Cerebral Visual Impairment Society Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Ceredigion Association for the Blind Third/voluntary Sector

Provides services for blind and partially sighted people in Ceredigion.

CHARGE Family Support Group Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Charge Syndrome Foundation Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) Third/voluntary Sector

Organisation which supports the families of children with Retinoblastoma (Rb), raises awareness of the condition, raises funds for research, and influences professional bodies to ensure optimum service for Rb patients

Cil de Gwynedd Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Citizens Advice Third/voluntary Sector

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 London Public Sector

City, University of London, is a public research university in London, United Kingdom, and a member institution of the federal University of London.

Clearvision Online community

ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children's books with added braille.

Coats Disease Community Online community

An on-line community connecting people with Coats Disease.

Compass Independent Living Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Computer Room Services Private Sector

Supplier of technology, audio and braille transcriptions, training and consultancy.

Contact Third/voluntary Sector

Organisation which supports the families of disabled children across the UK.

Conwy Sight Loss Group Third/voluntary Sector

An independent club supported by Vision Support.

Corneal Dystrophy Foundation Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Deafblind UK Third/voluntary Sector

Deafblind 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 Online community

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 Third/voluntary Sector

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council is a charity and membership organisation, supporting the Third Sector across the county to grow and succeed through advice, training, enterprise, funding, engagement and volunteering.

Dewis Centre for Independent Living Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Diabetes UK Third/voluntary Sector

Works to raise awareness, improve care & provide support and help to people with diabetes and their families across Wales.

Digital Accessibility Centre Private Sector

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.

Disability Arts Cymru Third/voluntary Sector

Disability Arts Cymru promotes, supports and advocates for Disabled and D/deaf artists in Wales.

Disability Rights UK Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Disability Sport Wales Public Sector

The Disability 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.

Disability Wales Third/voluntary Sector

Disability Wales is the national association of disabled people's organisations, striving to achieve the rights, equality and independence of disabled people in Wales.

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) Third/voluntary Sector

DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969.

Diverse Cymru Third/voluntary Sector

Diverse Cymru provide a range of services that promote equality and independent living, including direct payments, advocacy, independent living support for black and minority ethnic people affected by mental health, befriending and volunteer placements.

Dolphin Computer Access Ltd Private Sector

Dolphin manufactures and sells software to help people with sight impairments, as well as providing accessibility solutions. Trials can be downloaded from the website.

Elite Supported Employment Agency Third/voluntary Sector

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.

England and Wales Blind Golf Third/voluntary Sector

Open to men and women who are blind or visually impaired of all ages and abilities, whether a beginner or seasoned golfer.

Enhanced Vision Private Sector

Enhanced Vision sell a comprehensive range of desktop, portable and versatile video magnifiers.

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) Public Sector

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 Online community

Esme's Umbrella is the Campaign Group for everyone working towards a greater awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome (visual hallucinations).

Eye 2 Eye Third/voluntary Sector

An independent registered charity run by volunteers.

Family Fund Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Fight Against Blindness Third/voluntary Sector

Our service helps children and young people with sight loss and visual impairment (VI) feel less isolated, supports their wellbeing, and enables them to be more independent and take part, whether in school, with friends or at sport. It leads to improved life chances and helps them reach their potential.

Flintshire Talking Newspaper Third/voluntary Sector

Produces talking newspapers for Chester and Flintshire

Focal Point UK Private Sector

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.

Forest Talk Third/voluntary Sector

GAVO (Gwent Assoc. of Voluntary Organisations) Third/voluntary Sector

A Community Voluntary Organisation which is committed to strengthening the effectiveness of the Voluntary and Community Sector across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport.

Glaucoma UK Third/voluntary Sector

UK charity providing support and information to people with glaucoma and to professionals. Also funds research.

Goalball UK Third/voluntary Sector

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 clubs across the country, with a focus on promoting inclusivity and equality in sport.

Guide Dogs Third/voluntary Sector

UK charity providing guide dogs and other mobility support.

Habilitation VI UK Professional body

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 with VI. 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 Housing Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Henshaws Third/voluntary Sector

Our charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations.

HumanWare Private Sector

HumanWare manufacturers and sells a comprehensive range of access technologies including video magnifiers, Braille products and reading machines.

Hungry Fingers Private Sector

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.

Inclusive Technology Private Sector

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.

Isle of Anglesey/Gwynedd Additional Learning Needs Service Public Sector

ALN (SEN) services are provided jointly between Anglesey and Gwynedd.

Jubilee Sailing Trust Third/voluntary Sector

Charity offering sailing holidays for disabled people.

Learning Disability Wales Third/voluntary Sector

Learning Disability 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 people’s organisations and the voluntary sector so we can create a better Wales for all people with a learning disability.

Legacy in the Community Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 clubs, equality and disability NGOs

Lighthouse International Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Llyfrau Llafar Cymru/Talking Books Wales Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children Third/voluntary Sector

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 (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support) Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Macular Society Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Marfan Trust Third/voluntary Sector

The Marfan 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.

Merthyr Tydfil Education Department Public Sector

Learning in Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind (MTIB) Third/voluntary Sector

MTIB aims to provide people with disabilities, or who are disadvantaged, the opportunity for sustained employment.

Microlink Private Sector

Microlink is an independent supplier of assistive technology and disability related management services

Mind Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Money Advice Service Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Monmouth VI Club Third/voluntary Sector

The Club'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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 UK Third/voluntary Sector

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.

National Talking Magazines & Newspapers Association Third/voluntary Sector

Acts as a national newsagent to visually impaired people, providing national newspapers & magazines in an accessible format. Part of the RNIB Group.

NatSpec Third/voluntary Sector

Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

New College Worcester Public Sector

A national residential school and college for young people aged 11 to 19 who are blind or partially sighted.

NHS Wales Public Sector

NHS Wales 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.

Norrie Disease Association Online community

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.

North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS) Public Sector

The North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSSS) is a regional service which supports children/young people 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.

North Wales Society of the Blind Third/voluntary Sector

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 (New Philanthropy Capital) Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Nystagmus Network Third/voluntary Sector

UK charity providing support and information to people with Nystagmus and to professionals. Also funds research. Membership needed for some services.

Ogmore Valley Blind Centre Third/voluntary Sector

Meets on Thursday afternoons at the Old Peoples Welfare Hall, Ogmore Vale at 2-4pm. Contact Mrs Janet Cronin.

Optelec Private Sector

Optelec manufactures and sells a range of video magnifiers, reading machines, Braille products and optical magnifiers.

Optima Private Sector

Optima provide a range of electronic magnifiers, low vision aids and lighting.

Optometry Wales Professional body

Optometry Wales if the professional umbrella organisation for the Primary Care eye health profession in Wales.

Pamtrad Private Sector

Pamtrad sell a range of products including optical magnifiers, electronic magnifiers, access software such as iZoom, large print keyboards and reading machines.

Partially Sighted Society Third/voluntary Sector

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, optometrists, lighting and rehabilitation specialists.

Pembrokeshire Blind Society Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Penarth Blind Club Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

People Have Abilities (PHAb) Third/voluntary Sector

Phab 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.

People Plus Private Sector

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.

Pia - Accessible Printing Solutions Private Sector

Pia 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.

Powys Talking Newspaper Third/voluntary Sector

Professional Vision Services Private Sector

This company resells a range of access software, electronic magnifiers (CCTVs), and Braille products.

Queen Alexandra College Public Sector

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.

Radnorshire Association for the Blind Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Railcard Private Sector

Official retailer of railcards by National Rail

Reinecker Private Sector

Manufacture and sell a range of electronic magnifiers and iZoom access software.

Retina UK Third/voluntary Sector

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 impairments: Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Rod Cone dystrophy, Cone Rod dystrophy, Choroideremia, Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Social Services Public Sector

Children's and Adult social services including sensory services. (Children's are via Children and Families at the site below.)

RNIB Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Royal Society for Blind Children Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. They work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

SCOPE Third/voluntary Sector

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales that provides practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaigns relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Screen Language Private Sector

Screen Language is a professional film subtitling, translation and audio description production company based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Seeability Third/voluntary Sector

SeeAbility supports people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss. Although they do not provide services in Wales, they do provide useful information and on-line resources.

Seeing Solutions Private Sector

Technology supplier.

SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service Third/voluntary Sector

SenCom 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. VIS supports children and young people from birth through to school leaving age in a variety of settings (home, play-group and school).

Sense Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 people.

Sight and Sound Technology Private Sector

Established 30 years ago they supply equipment and services to people with sight impairments. Provide a range of access software, video magnifiers, Braille products, scan and reading machines, mobile phone solutions, training and scripting.

Sight Cymru Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

SNAP Cymru Third/voluntary Sector

An all-Wales charity which raises awareness of issues related to SEN, Disability, 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.

Social Care Institute for Excellence Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Society of Visually Impaired Lawyers (SoVIL) Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Swansea & District Friends of the Blind Third/voluntary Sector

A group which provides assistance and amenities to blind persons registered in the City and District of Swansea.

Synapptic Ltd. Private Sector

Technology manufacturer. Also supplies accessible mobile phones, tablets, and software for mobile phones.

Talking News Federation (TNF) Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Techno-Vision Systems Private Sector

A company that specialises in reselling Duxbury Braille translation software (available in over 200 languages including Welsh Braille), various Braille embossers, and with other products for people with a sight impairment.

Technology Association of Visually Impaired people (TAVIP) Third/voluntary Sector

The Technology 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.

Tenby Talking Newspaper Third/voluntary Sector

Text Help Private Sector

A company that develops and licenses assistive software, including speech technology, image technology and touch technology for education and the workplace.

The Accessible Friends Network Online community

The mission at TAFN is to provide friendship and support for people with vision impairments. 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 Professional body

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 and assessment, 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 Dystonia Society Third/voluntary Sector

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 groups.

The Living Paintings Trust Third/voluntary Sector

Established to produce educational materials about paintings using tactile and other accessible media for people with sight loss.

The Norrie Disease Foundation Third/voluntary Sector

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.

The Powell Family Foundation Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 Royal College of Opthalmologists Professional body

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Thomas Pocklington Trust Third/voluntary Sector

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 Private Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 and literature.

Torch Trust Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Transport for Wales Public Sector

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.

Traveleyes Private Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

UK Government Public Sector

UK Government

UK Keratoconus Self Help & Support Association Third/voluntary Sector

A group which raises awareness of keratoconus, provides information and support to people with the condition and raises money for research.

UK Wolfram Syndrome Society Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Usher Kids Third/voluntary Sector

Supporting and connecting families of children with Usher Syndrome across the UK.

VEST Community Transport Third/voluntary Sector

VEST provide transport for residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan who can’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 (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action) Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Vision 2020 Third/voluntary Sector

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 Foundation Third/voluntary Sector

A London sight loss charity that is expanding its remit to cover the UK in an alliance with Fight for Sight. "We’ve distributed more than £30m to sight loss organisations that work to inform, include and empower London’s visually impaired community. Empowerment is at the heart of what we do; our work focuses on what people can do, rather than what they can’t."

Vision Matters Public Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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

Vision Support Trading Ltd. Private Sector

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.

VisionAid Technologies Private Sector

This independent company re-sells access software, video magnifiers, reading machines, Braille products, large print keyboards and more, giving people the chance to choose the best product for them.

Visionary Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Visual Impairment Breconshire Third/voluntary Sector

VI 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.

Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM) Third/voluntary Sector

VIM 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.

Visual Impairment West Glamorgan Third/voluntary Sector

Vision Impaired 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)

Visualise Training and Consultancy Private Sector

Dan Williams offers a range of training and assessment services for employers and employees in relation to sight impairment.

Visually Impaired Endeavours in Wrexham (VIEW) Third/voluntary Sector

Independent community groups which are self funded and run by local people. The telephone nuber given is for the View Secretary, Jennifer Rainsbury.

Vocaleyes Private Sector

Vocaleyes provides audio description services, training and consultancy for arts and heritage organisations.

Wales Council for Deaf People Third/voluntary Sector

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

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) Third/voluntary Sector

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 Third/voluntary Sector

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.

Wales Eye Care Service Public Sector

Provides Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW), Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW), and LVSW Domiciliary services through high street optometrists.

Welsh Association of Vision Impairment Educators Professional body

An organisation for all specialists supporting the education of children with VI in Wales.

Welsh Association of Visually Impaired Bowlers (WAVIB) Third/voluntary Sector

WAVIB aims to do everything that it possibly can to make the sport of Lawn Bowls inclusive and accessible throughout all areas of Wales.

Welsh Government Public Sector

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.

Welsh Local Government Association Public Sector

The WLGA'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.

Welshpool and District Visual Impairment Club Third/voluntary Sector

Social and entertainment group for persons who are vision impaired and their carers. Telephone number is for club secretary, Pat Jones.

Ysgol Y Deri Public Sector

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.