Deafblind Cymru opens new exhibition at the Cardiff Story

August 31, 2012 No Comments »

The Cardiff Story’s latest city showcase will open this weekend, with the exhibition space being taken over for the next three months by Deafblind Cymru.

The showcase, which opens on Saturday, will explore different areas of the charity’s work as it tries to inform visitors about the history of Deafblind Cymru, and the lives of people who are deaf and blind.

Laura Lees, Deafblind Cymru’s South Wales Group Coordinator, said: “We wanted to create an exhibition that not only celebrates the history of Deafblind UK and Cymru, but our members also want to provide information about what it’s like to have dual sensory impairments in Cardiff, discuss the daily challenges they face and also provide advice about how people can communicate with people who have visual and hearing impairments.”

The exhibition, which opens on Saturday, will include a celebration of sport within the disabled community, and the story of how one member of the group, who is a Commonwealth bowls champion, learned to play bowls with a visual impairment.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to learn more through handling objects, images, stories and film.

An official launch for the exhibition will be held on September 11 from 10.30am. This event will also be open to the public, giving people a chance to meet members of Deafblind Cymru.

The exhibition will run until November 27.

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