Digital Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring that blind and partially sighted people have the same access to the digital world as their sighted peers.

Online Today

We know that technology can make everyone’s lives easier, but knowing where to start isn't always easy if you've got sensory loss.

Our teams introduce people across Wales to the benefits of being online.

  • We give people the information, basic skills and confidence and help them with their first steps in using technology.
  • We provide support through home visits, events and demonstrations of products such as tablets, smartphones and e-readers.

We want contact with people who have little or no experience of being online, as well as people who having now acquired sight loss may need to learn new ways of working to get and stay online.

Online Today Cymru is a Big Lottery funded project led by RNIB and delivered in partnership North Wales Society for Blind People and Vision Support.  

For more information on how we can help you to get connected, please phone us on 029 2082 8500 or by emailing onlinetodaycymru@rnib.org.uk

Future In-sight

Future In-sight is a project funded by the BIG Lottery fund’s Bright New Futures stream. The five year project supports young people with sight loss aged 14-25 to gain valuable work experience, build confidence and increase independence.

Future In-sight is a partnership between RNIB Cymru, UCan and Guide Dogs.

RNIB Cymru’s Digital inclusion team supports the project by:

  • Working closely with young people and employers to ensure that the right technology is in place so they can get the most out of their work experience. This includes assessment of what technology can support the young person in their placement, liaising with employers, installation and configuration of software and training for the young person to ensure they can use it effectively.
  • Supporting residential activity breaks where young people take part in confidence building activities, learn independence skills and support each other by sharing experiences.
  • Supporting employment training days.

Knowledge and research hub

We are a leading source of information on sight loss and the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people. Access our statistics, evidence and reports in our research hub.

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