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    Who are we?

    VISION 2020 UK (Charity No.1146746) is the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis.

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    What is VISION 2020?

    VISION 2020 is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

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    What do we do?

    VISION 2020 UK looks to provide a unified response on key issues affecting vision impaired people and to provide visual impairment sector representatives for consultation groups, working parties and project groups.

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    Special Interest Groups

    VISION 2020 UK operate a number of targeted groups bringing together decision makers within the of eye health and sight loss sectors. These committees influence policies on a range of issues like children, low vision and rehabilitation.

Latest News

Crisis at Christmas: Seeing is believing this Christmas  

27 November 2015
Crisis at Christmas is a lifeline for thousands of homeless people. Join the team that makes it happen. Last Christmas, 300 guests had an eye...

Upcoming Events

RNIB Scotland's Online Today 'try-before-you-buy' session

Wednesday 25 Nov 2015 - Thursday 3 Dec 2015
RNIB Scotland's Online Today initiative will be visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Inverness to demonstrate these accessibility features
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VisionaryVisionary is a membership organisation for local sight loss charities - sometimes known as local societies or associations for blind and partially sighted people.

email: visionary@visionary.org.uk
web: www.visionary.org.uk

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VISION 2020 UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from VISION 2020 UK and our members, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources


Presentations for the ADASS Physical Disabilities, Sensory Impairment and HIV/AIDS Network Meeting 27/11/15

Further presentations and the agenda for the ADASS Physical Disabilities, Sensory Impairment and HIV/AIDS Network Meeting attached. ADASS Agenda 27.11.15 Gary

RNIB release My Voice 2015: The views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people in the UK

Title: My Voice 2015: The views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people in the UK Authors: John Slade

TPT Research Findings: Assistive and inclusive home technology for people with visual impairment

This overview research focused on high and low tech devices used for domestic and personal tasks and home-based social, work

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