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Local elections: contact your prospective councillors

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Now’s your chance to contact your prospective councillor and try to get them to commit to taking your issues forward.

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New in the library: accessible books for April 2021

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If you're a bookworm and you're looking for some exciting new titles to read in an accessible format, look no further than this list of new books.

Get these titles in accessible formats today, for free, by signing up to the RNIB Library.

“Alexa, call RNIB Helpline”

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People with sight loss can now connect directly to The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) Helpline by saying “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline”.

This simple voice command, spoken to an Alexa-enabled device, triggers Amazon’s new functionality on Alexa and was developed in partnership with RNIB.

Vials labelled "COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine", photo by Daniel Schludi.

Pobl ddall ac â golwg rhannol yn cael eu “hanghofio” wrth gyflwyno brechlyn COVID yng Nghymru

Welsh

Ar ddechrau'r flwyddyn, gofynnwyd i Fwrdd Brechu COVID Llywodraeth Cymru a'r holl fyrddau iechyd ystyried dau beth wrth gyflwyno rhaglen frechu’r coronafeirws yng Nghymru.

Vials labelled "COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine", photo by Daniel Schludi.

Blind and partially sighted people “forgotten’”as COVID vaccine rolled out in Wales

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At the beginning of the year, we asked the Welsh Government COVID Vaccine Board and all health boards to consider two things when rolling out the coronavirus vaccination programme in Wales.

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Working to ensure the vaccine programme is accessible for blind and partially sighted people

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Health Minister Robin Swann has praised sight loss charities RNIB and Guide Dogs in Northern Ireland for creating advice for staff involved with administrating the coronavirus vaccine to blind and partially sighted people.

David Clarke Director of Services at RNIB

Bank of England to launch accessible £50 note in June

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The Bank of England’s commitment to making money accessible will be reinforced this Summer when it launches its new £50 note with tactile markings to help it stand out from existing notes.

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Coming out of lockdown, together

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On the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown, find out what we have been doing to make coronavirus measures accessible.

Campaign win: Government will take steps on accessible info after legal challenge

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Blind woman secures promise from the government to increase the accessibility of shielding communications ahead of judicial review hearing.

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