Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.
Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation with client numbers of 33,000 and we are also a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.
We provide services and support for clients through 28 Vision Australia centres in NSW, ACT, Queensland and Victoria. Clinics are also held in 29 other locations and there are outreach services to the Northern Territory and Tasmania.
Vision Australia is a partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.
Vision Australia will achieve this through creating a community partnership of knowledge, skills and expertise to enrich the participation in life of people who are blind or have low vision and their families. We will ensure that the community recognises their capabilities and contributions.
Our Human Rights Statement
Vision Australia has released a Human Rights Statement, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability, to reflect the organization's commitment to promoting the rights of people who are blind or have low vision.
The statements within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability have been enacted to protect and promote the civil rights of the 650 million people worldwide who are living with disabilities. As many people with disability lack the same opportunities available to the mainstream population, the establishment of this convention reflects a major milestone in ensuring that equal economic and social opportunities are afforded to all. Vision Australia’s Human Rights Statement particularly emphasizes the need to respect the dignity and worth of people with disability and pay equal deference to their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.