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Annual General Meeting 2021

The trustees and staff of Sight Cymru are happy to invite you to the charity’s Annual General Meeting to be held on: 17th June 2021 at 2pm – 4pmOn virtual platform (Zoom) AGM Agenda: Introductions and Apologies Confirmation of the Minutes of the meeting held on 26th July 2019 Chairperson’s statement Update to charity’s constitution […]

Training results in increased practitioner confidence and identification of depression in people with low vision: a mixed methods study

Abstract Purpose The prevalence of depression in people with low vision is high and often goes undiagnosed. There is the potential for those who provide low vision services to perform concurrent depression screening. However, prior training in depression identification and suitable referral pathways is required. The aims of this study were: (1) to assess the […]

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Sky Take Strides in Accessibility

The TV broadcaster and service provider Sky recently announcement an update which they have begun to roll out to their SKY Q customers across the UK. This update has great significance for any Sky customers that have visual impairments.  The key improvements include the much awaited ‘voice guidance’ accessibility option, which will act as a […]

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Completing the Census 2021

What is the Census and why do we need to complete it? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and provides the Government with a better picture of the households and the people residing within England and Wales. This information allows them to plan more effectively and make more informed decisions when […]

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Supporting People with Hearing or Sight Loss

On Friday 5th March 2021 Sight Cymru and RNID held a joint webinar, entitled ‘Supporting people with hearing and sight loss’. The webinar took the form of a question and answer session and we took the opportunity to answer the most common questions we’re asked. After a brief introduction, Project Officer Esther Weller spoke about […]

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Celebrating International Woman’s Day 2021

As the 8th March is otherwise known as ‘International Woman’s Day’ we thought we would take a moment to celebrate some amazing women with sight loss who have achieved such inspiring things. Helen  Keller (1880–1968) Helen Keller was an American author, disability rights advocate, activist and lecturer and was the first deaf and blind person […]

What’s on in March…

Here are some of the great online events we have coming up in March…. Friday 5th March – Supporting people with hearing and sight loss webinar Friday 12th March- Vision of Science online event Friday 26th March- Beginners Welsh Friday 5th March– Supporting people with hearing and sight loss webinar Do you care or support […]

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Accessibility with Alexa

From our A.C.E Officer Calum Briars. Since its introduction to the market in 2016, Alexa has become a household item used by millions worldwide. Of course, this is not a surprise at all, for a hand-sized speaker to have such clarity and functionality for a fraction of the cost of most speakers on the market, […]