Technology and information open day 27 October 2022
Technology and information drop-in day for blind and partially sighted people, their families and carers – all welcome!
Sight Life, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR
Thursday 27 October 2022 10.00am – 2.00pm
Joining us on the day will be:
Enhanced Vision is dedicated to creating innovative products that enable people with low vision, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and diabetic retinopathy to fully participate in life.
Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss with over 22,000 members. They provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular disease alone.
Guide Dogs provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.
LOOK The National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children is a United Kingdom charity which was set up to support families when children have a visual impairment. The charity creates opportunities for parents to get together and offers an information and support service.
Honey Legal From small beginnings, Honey Legal has grown to be one of the largest specialist legal estate planning companies in England and Wales. They provide free, no-obligation quotes for their services on a fixed fee basis with no hidden costs. They specialise in various forms of Trusts and Wills along with Lasting Powers of Attorney.
About Sight Life
Sight Life (formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind) supports people who are blind or partially sighted in south Wales. In 2020/21 we helped more than 3,000 people in Cardiff, Swansea, RCT (Rhondda Cynon Taf), Neath and Port Talbot.
We provide statutory services to people with sight loss on behalf of the local Councils in Cardiff and Swansea.
In cooperation with the NHS, we provide a support service (ECLO: Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) for patients newly diagnosed with sight loss in University Hospital of Wales (UHW “The Heath”) in Cardiff.
Our aims are to ensure that people with sight loss can take part in all aspects of society, including work and leisure.
We offer a range of training, clubs and activities including audio-described theatre trips, confidence building, cooking, drama, employment support, fitness, gardening, IT, music, photography, rambling and yoga to people with sight loss.
Established in 1865, we are one of Wales’ oldest charities. In spring 2022 we will return to being an independent charity after being part of the UK wide RNIB Group since 2009.
We have approximately a dozen staff and annual income in the region of £440,000 from statutory contracts, grants, trusts, The National Lottery, donations and legacies.
Sight Life changed its name from Cardiff Institute for the Blind in 2019 to reflect the fact that we work beyond Cardiff, including Swansea and RCT (Rhondda Cynon Taf). The name change also recognises the fact that we support people with any degree of sight loss, not only those who are blind.
For more information visit https://sightlife.wales/
Please support our work and make a donation to Sight Life by clicking here
• £ 10: One-off donation of £10 could help someone attend a virtual peer support group to hear from others with their sight condition
• £ 20: One-off donation of £20 could help someone select the right assistive device to empower them to live independently
• £ 50: One-off donation of £50 could provide tailored technology support to help someone with sight loss stay connected
• £ 100: One-off £100 could provide a home visit to someone newly diagnosed with sight loss
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