Wales Council of the Blind

Service type: Training

Access Design training - (Access Design Solutions)

Access Design Solutions provides training in the design, development, management, and operation of the built environment and transport services.

Braille classes - (Pembrokeshire Blind Society)

Braille classes are held twice a month at Haverfordia House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest.

Braille classes (Swansea) - (Sight Life)

Delivered on a one-to-one basis from various locations in the Swansea area.

Disability Awareness Training - (Accessible Wales)

Accessible Wales flagship training course is an Introduction to Disability Awareness which is a program of informal but professional training courses. This course is aimed at addressing day to day issues relating to disability within the workplace.

Disability Confidence Training - (Disability Rights UK)

Creating an open and fair environment where all employees are valued is good for morale - enabling all employees to work to their full potential creates greater efficiencies.

Disability Equality Training - (Disability Wales)

DW's Disability Equality Training module will provide you with an understanding of the Social Model of Disability and barriers faced by disabled people. They offer bespoke training and can tailor the module to your organisation.

Disability Equality Training and Consultancy (Arts) - (Disability Arts Cymru)

Organisations participating in Disability Equality Training will be able to: demonstrate recognition of their accountability to disabled people; understand the implications of the Equality Act, particularly the disability provisions, and it’s relevance to arts provision in Wales devise an appropriate and realistic format for effective action planning; work towards best practice in inclusion and accessibility.

Inclusive Teaching Practice - (Visualise Training and Consultancy)

A fundamental introduction of inclusive teaching and education practices for teaching Visual Impaired Learners.

Information and Advice Workshops - (RNIB)

These are half-day workshops to help people with sight loss rebuild their confidence and live as independently as possible. They include 'Finding Your Feet', 'Falls Prevention' and 'Low Vision'. They take place at different venues, so please contact RNIB Cymru on the telephone number given.

Lipreading Classes - (Wales Council for Deaf People)

For more information contact via email, phone or Text: 01443 485686; Fax: 01433 408555.

Living with Sight Loss courses (Merthyr) - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

This programme from VIM offers a range of interactive discussion sessions with professional facilitators, with time to focus and discuss the things that you find difficult about sight loss. As well as learning about helpful products, services and support, this is also an opportunity to reflect on taking positive steps forward to improve and enjoy life. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with people in a similar situation to share experiences.

Online training for healthcare professionals - (Macular Society)

The Macular Society is developing a range of online training modules which will give healthcare professionals a greater understanding of central vision loss.

Sensory Awareness Training - (Wales Council for Deaf People)

Our Sensory Loss Awareness training is primarily aimed at people likely to come into contact with people with sensory loss within their working lives. The aim being to improve their awareness of the difficulties and barriers people with sensory loss encounter interacting within unfamiliar environments where communication and other difficulties are often experienced.

Services for Businesses - (RNIB)

With over 150 years' experience of working together with blind and partially sighted people, our knowledge can help your business open up a host of new opportunities. We can help with websites, apps, accessible communications, user testing, training and much more.

Sight Loss Awareness Training / Sight Loss Friendly Organisations - (Sight Cymru)

Our Lottery project provides awareness training to organisations and businesses in Wales. The sessions look at the barriers that people with sight loss face and how those barriers can be broken down. We also run the accredited Sight Loss Friendly Organisations scheme. A Sight Loss Friendly accredited organisation would be required to meet several criteria, with the ultimate aim of ensuring organisations are better equipped to support and provide services for people with sight loss.

Social Action - (Sight Cymru)

We work with individuals with sight loss to support them to run individual social action projects. This project equips people with sight loss with the skills and confidence to make a change in society. Individuals will learn a suite of skills such as campaigning, marketing and networking and they will be supported to lead their own social change project on a topic that is important to them, for example, improving access in their local community centre or public transport, creating more recycling facilities in their community or working with a service provider to make their written materials more accessible.

Specialist Worker Training - (Sight Cymru)

Professional training aimed at Rehabilitation officers, Social workers, nursing staff, Optometrists etc. Includes talks from specialist consultants on a variety of eye related topics and networking opportunities.

VI Awareness Training - (Vision Support)

VI Awareness Training covering North-East Wales delivered by the regional society for blind people for the area.

VI Awareness Training - (Sight Life)

Sight Life offers a basic vision awareness training course which includes sighted guiding training, covers basic eye conditions, as well as demonstration of the use of products. It takes place in their HQ in Womanby Street, Cardiff.

VI Awareness Training - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

Advice and training which will help raise awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people in both work and social situations. The training typically includes: low vision awareness, sighted guide techniques and demonstration, eye conditions, communication skills, aids and equipment demonstrations, practical advice and guidance.

VI awareness training - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

VIM provide vi awareness training to families and organisations.

Vision Support Better Wellbeing Workshops - (Vision Support)

Exploring the emotional impact of vision impairment, sharing experiences if you feel comfortable and learning about coping mechanisms you can adopt to increase your emotional resilience. These sessions will be delivered by Vision Support Wellbeing Service Manager Gary Twigg and is open to anyone living with a vision impairment and their supporter’s. The workshops run every three months at Ty Avow, 21 Egerton St, Wrexham LL11 1ND.

Visual Impairment Awareness - (Focal Point UK)

This course provides awareness and basic information, advice and skills on visual impairment, identifying the relevant issues and how visual impairment effects and impacts on people's lives and the professionals who work with them.

Visual Impairment Awareness - (Cardiff Council Academy)

This course raises individuals’ understanding of sight loss and advises on effectively supporting your customers or employees with sight loss.

Vocaleyes Awareness Training - (Vocaleyes)

Courses for museum staff to develop and deliver live descriptive tours. Visual awareness and guiding training.

Volunteer Training and Information Group - (Macular Society)

Zoom / telephone meeting, third Monday of the month at 10.30am. Contact the information line below.