Vision Australia's advocacy covers both individual and broader level advocacy.
Our individual advocacy service assists people who are blind, have low vision, or are deafblind (or their families) to address barriers they are facing as individuals in the community due to vision impairment or deafblindness.
Our issues based advocacy work endeavours to bring about change on a broad scale. We do this by working with government and the wider community to eliminate barriers to participation by people who are blind, have low vision or are deafblind.
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We also concentrate on issues based advocacy using agreed policy to eliminate barriers or to shift community thinking so that the needs of people who are blind and vision impaired are met. Vision Australia does this by responding to Government inquiries and legislative reviews, participating on high level advisory and policy bodies, building coalitions and networks across the disability sector and supporting staff and clients to influence at a local level.
Vision Australia determines blindness public policy based on:
- external research and consultation
- internal research and consultation
- existing policy adopted by other recognised organisations