Goggles Get Active and Creative! ‘’Goggles’’ is an activity club for children and their siblings, age four to sixteen years, who have a visual impairment. The club meets every fortnight on a Saturday afternoon to try out new activities, have fun and create friendships. Recently members of the club have taken part in a range […]
Working with Minority and Ethnic Communities Training the Trainer course on prevention of needless sight loss in minority ethnic communities in Wrexham The course was organised by Sight Cymru and delivered by Nirmala Pisavadia on 22nd and 23rd November 2012 at AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham). It was a huge success and was […]
Growing Up and Moving On (Service Provision for Children and Young People in Wales) We have long been concerned that sight loss is too often seen as exclusively something that affects older people, and excludes the very real needs of children and young people. We are delighted to have been able to sponsor an excellent […]
BME News After running successful “Training the Trainer’ Courses for Prevention of Needless Sight Loss in Minority Ethnic Communities in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, Sight Cymru is now planning the next one in Wrexham. We are delighted that Lesley Griffiths, AM for Wrexham has very kindly agreed to present the certificates to the Trainers on […]
Our Resource Centre is now able to demonstrate many of the useful features of the Apple ipad and Macbook computers. Apple includes assistive technology in its products as standard features. For example screen magnification VoiceOver and screen-access technology, for the blind and visually impaired. Contact our resources centre to make an appointment with one of […]
One of the stated objectives of the charity is to increase the skills of workers in the sector. We believe that a well trained and motivated workforce means that people with sight loss in Wales will get a better, more professional service. As part of this objective we frequently run training sessions – free of […]
The Sight Centre Cymru signposting service is planned to start in New Year 2013. We will soon be recruiting two staff for this new service. It is anticipated that we will pilot the service through Aneurin Bevan Health Board (Royal Gwent) for those people with Sight Loss in the Newport County Council area. We also […]
Sight Cymru commissioned extensive research into the services available for children and young people. All too often, we hear parents say that there are no services in their area, or the services are not what they are looking for.
Sight Support members voted to change the name to Sight Cymru to reflect the fact that the organisation works throughout Wales. Members from Wales Council for the Blind voted to change their name to Vision in Wales. They voted to change their governing document to entitle Sight Cymru to nominate 5 directors.
Working with Wales Council for the Blind, Sight Support is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a major Big Lottery grant to help push forward an electronic Certificate of Visual Impairment in Wales. As part of the project, we hope to give people who lose their sight much faster and more accurate access […]