Pembrokeshire County Council in conjunction with Pembrokeshire Blind Society act as agents for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, delivering radio cassette and CD players directly to people who have sight loss. These audio sets from the British Wireless for the Blind (BWBF) are specially designed and custom built to be easy to operate with a visual impairment, offering a constant and vital link to the outside world, allowing people to listen to talking newspapers, audio newsletters and books.
So, if you are registered blind or partially sighted and are unable to use a standard radio system, you may be entitled to receive a radio which allows listeners to play DAISY CD’s, USB memory sticks, Cassettes and Digital as well as FM radio. British Wireless for the Blind’s radios are designed to be easier to use for people living with sight loss. The controls all have individual raised markings, and have a yellow/black contrast.
Their radios are even delivered to your home by us and we will set up and show you how to use the radio – if you need that assistance. Pembrokeshire County Council in conjunction with Pembrokeshire Blind Society provides this service throughout the whole of Pembrokeshire. Through our work with the British Wireless for the Blind we can help enrich the lives of blind people across Pembrokeshire by providing them with these free radios, which have a retail value of up to £250.
Please contact Pembrokeshire County Council’s Physical and Sensory Disabilities Service worker, Tracy Martin-Smith 01437 776077 if you are interested in finding out more.
For more information about British Wireless for the Blind please visit www.blind.org.uk or speak to David Loveridge, Regional Manager for the British Wireless for the Blind on 07540 724064.