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There 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.
Cardiff’s oldest charity has held a celebration walk to commemorate its 150th anniversary – and raise awareness of its work across the city.
Bus drivers in Blackwood got a taste of what life is like for people with sight loss this week as they swapped places with their passengers.
Stagecoach in south Wales, Sight Cymru and RNIB Cymru teamed up for a special “Swap with Me” event designed to build understanding between drivers and bus users at the bus depot on Penmaen Industrial Estate.
RNIB Cymru and Guide Dogs Cymru have warned that serious oversights to accessibility arrangements for Cardiff’s interim bus station puts blind and partially sighted people in the capital at risk.
An estimated 8,740 people live with sight loss in Cardiff. Many people with sight loss rely on public transport to live their lives independently.
Four 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.