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  • Report reveals difficulties faced by blind and partially sighted people obtaining Access to Work

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    A new report published by RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind has found that blind and partially sighted people in Wales face many challenges getting the support of the “Access to Work” scheme.

    The Government’s “Access to Work” scheme is designed to provide practical support and advice to disabled people and employers to help overcome work related obstacles resulting from a disability.

  • Run the Cardiff Half for people with sight loss in Wales

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    RNIB Cymru wants runners taking part in this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money to support people living with sight loss in Wales.

    This year RNIB Cymru is offering runners the chance to contribute towards the RNIB Talking Books Appeal. Talking Books provide a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people by allowing them to access their favourite audiobooks. There are currently 182 Talking Book users in the Cardiff area alone.

  • Cardiff is a city divided when it comes to reading, RNIB survey reveals

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    ·        Just under a third (29 per cent) of Cardiff residents stated that they primarily read paperbacks or hardbacks on holiday

    ·        32 per cent of Cardiff respondents said that they prefer to read on a Kindle, smartphone or tablet

    ·        Contrast to the UK-wide figures which found that 48 per cent primarily read paperbacks or hardbacks on holiday, with just 21per cent choosing to read on a Kindle, smartphone or tablet

  • Ken Reid on his bike

    Scottish Man on a 750 Mile Cycle Trek to Travel across Wales

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    This August, Ken Reid from Scotland will be embarking on the Welsh leg of a 750 mile cycle journey to raise money for RNIB’s Talking Books appeal.

    On Friday 5 August Ken will be going to Holyhead to Porthmadog onto Aberystwyth by 6 August, to Brecon and arriving in Cardiff on 8 August. Ken Reid’s trip by bicycle, will take in all four of the UK’s capital cities and Dublin. It will also mark Ken’s 30th Anniversary of his going blind as a young man.

  • Man running a marathon

    Run the Cardiff Half for people with sight loss in Wales

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    RNIB Cymru wants runners taking part in this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money to support people living with sight loss in Wales.

    This year RNIB Cymru is offering runners the chance to contribute towards the RNIB Talking Books Appeal. Talking Books provide a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people by allowing them to access their favourite audiobooks. There are currently 182 Talking Book users in the Cardiff area alone.

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