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Low Vision 'Drop-in' Day

Come along and explore the latest products and technologies for blind and partially-sighted people in Cardiff.

Cardiff Institute for the Blind is running a drop-in day on Wednesday 5th October from 10am to 3pm. They are at Jones Court, Womanly Street, Cardiff CF10 1BR. Call CIB on 029 2039 8900

Britain's eye health is out of focus claims report for National Eye Health Week

A new report, published at the start of National Eye Health Week 2016, shows that almost 14 million people in the UK are not having an eye test at least every two years as recommended. This is despite deteriorating sight being the main concern for people as they get older.

Half of all sight loss is preventable, and the key message of National Eye Health Week is to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your eyes through regular testing and better lifestyle choices. You can find out more about the report findings on the Vision Matters website.

How Accessible is Access to Work in Wales?

A report has been published by RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind highlighting disabled peoples' experiences of the Access to Work service.

This report, gathered from service users' views, reveals considerable shortcomings with the service since it underwent changes. The report gives recommendations for actions to be taken to make improvements. It's available for download from here in PDF format and here in Word format. A press release is available at the RNIB site.

This report has fed into a UK-wide report due to be published soon.

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