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Sensory Loss Websites

HEARING LOSS SPECIFIC

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru

Offers a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI)

ASLI is the professional association and network for British Sign Language Interpreters in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

www.asli.org.uk
British Deaf Association

The largest organisation of Deaf people in the UK that is run by Deaf people. Represents the British Sign Language community.

www.bda.org.uk
Deaf Access Cymru

A Deaf and hard of hearing led charity seeking to empower deaf people across Wales to live independent and successful lives, with full access to services, education, employment and leisure activities.

www.deafaccesscymru.org.uk
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings

www.hearingdogs.org.uk
National Deaf Children's Society Wales

Provides advice and guidance to families and professionals.

North Wales Deaf Association

The regional organisation that supports all Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind people across North Wales as well as their family, friends, carers and colleagues.  Providing a variety of services and working with other organisations to promote, develop and enhance the provision of appropriate facilities and resources available to people with a hearing loss

Promotes excellence in communication with deaf and deafblind people.

A free website devoted to those people who want to learn more about British Sign language and Deaf people

www.signstation.org
The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD)

The society for the promotion of the positive mental health of deaf people in Britain. Books, DVD's, videos and training available to professionals working in mental health and deafness.

www.bsmhd.org.uk
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA)

For anyone who experiences tinnitus or those simply seeking information about the condition.

www.tinnitus.org.uk/guidance
UK Council on Deafness

The UK's leading membership body for organisations concerned with Deafness. It provides access to specialist information, conferences and collaborative working opportunities, whilst providing a collective membership voice to political and cross sector partners.

Wales Council For Deaf People

An umbrella organisation of associations, both voluntary and statutory, working in the field of hearing loss and representing people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deaf/blind.


SIGHT LOSS SPECIFIC
Action for Blind People

Action is a national charity providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. Website information and resources available.


Blind Veterans UK (Formerly St Dunstan's)

Charity which aims to give all blind veterans access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss. This includes providing lifelong welfare support, rehabilitation, training, long-term nursing, residential and respite care


British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Provides specially adapted radio equipment on permanent free loan to eligible registered blind/partially sighted people, resident in the UK, over the age of eight.

www.blind.org.uk
Calibre Audio Library

A national charity providing a subscription-free postal service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.

www.calibre.org.uk
Cardiff Vales and Valleys (Formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind)

Regional charity providing local support and services to people living with a vision impairment in across South Wales. Now offering direct services in Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr.


A UK postal lending library which lends children's books. All books have Braille or Moon, print and pictures.


Diabetes UK

The largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.


Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide dogs. Also campaigning, research and deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children

www.guidedogs.org.uk
International Glaucoma Association

Provides comprehensive patient information on all aspects of the detection and management of the condition.

www.glaucoma-association.com
Macular Disease Society

A support group for patients with macular disease, offering a confidential telephone counselling service.

www.maculardisease.org
National Blind Children's Society (NBCS)

Aims to enable children and young people with a visual impairment to achieve their educational and recreational goals.


National Talking Newspapers and magazines

www.tnauk.org.uk
NOAH The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Provides information, advice and support for people and families involved with the condition of albinism


North Wales Society for Blind People (NWSB)

Regional charity providing local support and services to people living with a vision impairment in North Wales.

www.nwsb.org.uk
Nystagmus Network

Provides information including personal experiences, facts and the scientific details about Nystagmus. The website is designed for parents, friends, family and teachers who are interested in finding out about Nystagmus.

www.nystagmusnet.org
Retinitis Pigmentosa Fighting Blindness

Medical research charity and a nationwide organisation providing support and information


The UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to people with sight loss and professionals.

www.rnib.org.uk
SeeAbility

Charity which seeks to enable blind and partially sighted people with additional disabilities to achieve as much as possible from life. SeeAbility's services include: information service, assessment, supported living and rehabilitation.


Regional charity working in South East Wales which aims to:


    • help people who have lost or are losing their sight

    • prevent unnecessary sight loss

    • help local authorities and local health boards to provide good rehabilitation services


train professionals, carers, service users, friends and family


Thomas Pocklington Trust

Provides useful practical tools and research document related to people with sight loss. Information for professionals.


Regional charity providing local support and services to people living with a vision impairment in Cheshire and North Wales.


An umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis.

www.vision2020uk.org.uk
(UK) Vision Strategy
The UK Vision Strategy is a VISION 2020 UK initiative led by RNIB to develop a unified plan for action on all issues relating to vision, across the four countries of the UK.


Vision in Wales (Wales Council for Blind People )

The umbrella agency representing the third sector within the visual impairment sector in Wales. They work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services to people with a visual impairment



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