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'Small Changes, Big Difference' - making sport more accessible for vi women

A new report from British Blind Sport and Women in Sport calls for change to improve activity opportunities for women with a vision impairment. 'Small Changes, Big Difference' explores how sport and physical activity affects the lives of vision impaired women, and looks at their motivations, the barriers to becoming more active, and the specific challenges vision impaired women can face when accessing sporting opportunities.

This detailed report includes case studies and examples of good practice. It makes five clear recommendations to providers on how they can make their services more accessible. You can find out more, and download the full report, on the British Blind Sport website.

New Macular Support Group in Brecon

Vision Impairment Brecon (VIB) are pleased to announce that they have joined forces with the Macular Society to establish a new Macular Support group in Brecon.

The group will meet on the last Monday of every month and the first meeting will take place on Monday 31st October 2016, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Brecon Theatre, Canal Wharf, Brecon. Come and join Adele Francis, Regional Manager, Macular Society, Keira Brooks, Powys Eye Care Liaison Officer and Rebecca Phillips, External Engagement Officer, Wales Council of the Blind. The guest speaker will be Pat Griffiths from Care and Repair Powys talking about the new 'Managing Better' service.

For more information or to join the Macular Society, ring 0300 3030 111. For information about VIB, visit their website.

Disabled student placement opportunitiies

Leonard Cheshire's 'Change 100' internship scheme provides three-month work placements in summer 2017 for disabled students and recent graduates. Employers participating in the scheme include the BBC, Virgin Money and Barclays.

Successful applicants will get mentoring and guidance throughout their paid placement to support them to excel and thrive within the workplace. To find out more and apply for a place on the scheme, click here. The closing date is 27th January 2017.

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