Wales Council of the Blind.
Wales Council of the Blind is the umbrella agency representing vision impairment within Wales. We work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services for people with sight loss. [Read more...]
Free Workshop for parents of children with a visual impairment
Blind Children UK Cymru is running a workshop on behalf of RNIB for parents of transition aged children (14 years +) with a visual impairment to help them gain confidence and practical skills to support their child’s preparation for the transition to living independently.
The workshop is composed of two parts:1.Learn what ‘transition’ means and the importance of your child’s:
- Leisure and socialisation skills
- Problem solving & self-advocacy skills
- Understanding of career options and sourcing information
- Acceptance of current skills
- Mobility skills & Independence skills
- Giving your child more opportunities to learn
- Giving your child time to undertake tasks around the home without impacting upon family routine
- Acknowledging your own needs within the relationship you have with your child
- Assigning tasks to your child that encourage independence yet help the family unit
- Understand the importance of communicating across the family regarding the need to step back
For full details, call Adrian Linney on 0845 372 7405 / 07795 611 467, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings open for Wales Eyecare Conference 2016
Bookings are now open for the Wales Eyecare Conference on Friday 16th September at the Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Science. The event is free, and this year's theme is 'Innovation in Eye Services, Moving Forward'.
To book your place, click here. For further information, including the outline programme, click on the 'Eyecare Conference ' tab at the top of this screen.
Parents guide to vision impairment from RNIB
RNIB has produced a new edition of its resource 'Information about vision impairment: Guide for parents'. The document gives information on what vision impairments is, how it affects your child, and sources of support.
This extensive guide contains essential advice for the early years, school years, and the transition into adulthood. It covers a wide range of topics such as the roles of the various professionals, choice of toys, choice of schools and use of technology. Click here to read the guide.