World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness which focuses on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation. It's observed all over the world by all partners involved in preventing or restoring sight, which affects 80% of the global population.

Veolia Water offers a range of services such as translating bills and company information into Braille or recording on to CD or cassette. It also offers a password scheme for customers who may not be able to read water company representative ID badges, when carrying out home visits.

The company can also enlarge bills and information and can provide written copy in black text on a yellow background, which is proven to aid reading for visually impaired people.

Special Care Advisor Graham Dainton-Smith, said: "We want to make life easy for customers who may have impaired vision, so we offer a range of services for varying impairments. We find that a lot of our customers who have already signed up appreciate the independence it gives them, when usually they may have had to rely on other people."

If customers want to sign up for the service, or if they have a friend or relative that may benefit, please contact Veolia Water on www.veoliawater.co.uk/helpinghands or by emailing [email protected]

For more information about World Sight Day visit: www.Vision2020.org.

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For further information please contact Becky Martin on: Tel. 01707 277110, email: [email protected], website:www.veoliawater.co.uk/news

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Veolia Water Central is the UK's largest water supply only company and is part of Veolia Water UK. We are committed to delivering a high quality water service to all our customers. We provide 870 million litres of water each day to a population of 3 million people, in parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, and Enfield. Our supply area covers a total of 3,700 square kilometres, stretching from Luton and Royston in the north to Guildford in the south, and from Berkhamsted in the west to Dunmow in the east.

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