RNIB Cymru report casts spotlight on progress

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) shares its highlights from 2022-23 and ongoing efforts to support visually impaired communities in Wales. Lucy Patchett reports

A strategy for the future has been outlined by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in its RNIB Cymru Annual Impact Report. 

RNIB Cymru director Ansley Workman said: ‘We have commissioned extensive research and listened to thousands of people to help us identify the areas that will make the biggest difference. We’ve channelled this insight into a streamlined strategy to deliver sustainable, positive social change. 

‘This will take us further than ever before in challenging misconceptions of sight loss, ensuring blind and partially sighted people can participate equally and get practical and emotional support when they need it.’  

The charity estimated 112,000 people in Wales live with sight loss (3.5% of the population), which is expected to grow by 19% by 2032 and double by 2050.  

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