GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM and Gorseinon Councillor, Kelly Roberts, have taken part in a Blindfold Walk facilitated by Guide Dogs Cymru. The local politicians walked along the streets of Gorseinon blindfolded with only the use of a cane to aid them as they attempted to safely avoid obstacles.
Visual impairment is a fact of life for more than 100,000 people in Wales, and work is being done to try and assist those with limited or no sight to be able to walk the streets, take buses and engage with community life.
Rebecca Evans said: “Guide Dogs Cymru does remarkable work. The organization and their volunteers are committed to ensuring that all blind or partially sighted can enjoy access everything the local area and community has to offer. I am really encouraged that Gorseinon has such an active and passionate local branch.”
Cllr Roberts said: “I am grateful that I had the opportunity to be part of the Blindfold Walk, as it gave me a clearer understanding of the issues faced by people with limited or no sight when out and about in our community. As a community we must all play our part in removing any barriers that can make life more difficult and dangerous for people.”