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- EnglishThere are currently about 106,000 people in Wales living with sight loss, but that number is expected to double over the next 25 years. Over a fifth of people with sight loss live in social housing, in accomodation that does not meet the needs of blind and partailly sighted people.We are runnign a workshop that will provide you with design guidance to meet the needs of older tenants and those with sight loss.
- EnglishFour of RCT Homes’ schemes have achieved Visibly Better awards. Visibly Better Cymru is RNIB’s accreditation scheme for supported housing in Wales. Organisations work towards six standards, which focus on different aspects of accessibility, and receive Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels of accreditation as they progress through the standards.
ExemplarRCT Homes was the first housing organisation in the UK to achieve the Visibly Better Platinum Award standard, for making an existing sheltered housing scheme fully accessible to people with sight loss.
- EnglishJulie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, visited RNIB’s head office in Cardiff today to officially launch the Online Today service in Wales. Online Today is a Lottery funded UK-wide project that will support blind and partially sighted people to get online.A team of digital inclusion officers and volunteers are working with people with sight loss, or who are deaf or hard of hearing, to help them gain confidence in using digital technology in everyday life.
Libraries, archives and museums have joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to hold a competition for young people to celebrate rugby in Wales as part of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup celebrations.
Gareth EdwardsAs President of Cardiff Institute for the Blind and RNIB Cymru, rugby legend Gareth Edwards is thrilled to get behind this fantastic competition which was launched at the Millennium Stadium last month.
- EnglishRNIB Cymru is delighted to be part of Cwm Taf Health Board’s sensory loss awareness week running from Monday 22 June, to Friday 26 June 2015.With input from leading sensory loss charities RNIB Cymru, Wales Council for the Deaf, Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, British Deaf Association, Sense Cymru and Deafblind Cymru, the Health Board’s initiative will be visiting a different hospital every day in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr with information stands for patients, and workshops and seminars for NHS staff.