Drawing on direct experiences of children and young people, their parents and staff within Vision Ireland, the Equitable Education report takes a holistic view of the overall education system. It assesses effectiveness of current supports for children and young people who are blind or vision impaired and issues recommendations to create a more inclusive and accessible education system.
Clear our Paths
This campaigns actively seeks the removal of temporary obstacles on footpaths as these barriers can cause injury to people who are blind or vision impaired and impede their ability to navigate safely.
E-scooters are an increasingly common but the proposed legislation around e-scooters must be robust, comprehensive and enforceable to ensure the safety of disabled pedestrians and those with mobility issues.
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Seeing Your Career – Employment Campaign
This campaign publishes a suite of resources to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people who are blind or vision impaired when trying to obtain or retain employment. Vision Ireland seeks statutory, employer and public support to tackle these barriers, dispel assumptions and create a more inclusive workforce.
Change Your View
As Covid19 restrictions ease a summer of outdoor activities is what is ahead and we need to ensure everyone can participate equally. Vision Ireland is asking public, businesses and Government to ‘Change Your View’ so the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired are considered and addressed. Please support our campaign to inform and work with others to ensure we can all enjoy the return to some sense of normality.
Nationwide Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) Service
The ECLO role is based within eye clinics in hospitals. The ECLO is a key point of contact for patients to be given information on, and referral to, rehabilitation and support services in the community following a diagnosis of vision impairment.
Casting your ballot in private is extremely difficult when you are blind or vision impaired. The promotion of tactile voting templates helps to remedy this.
Vision Ireland Research – Summer 2022
Given the breadth of Vision Ireland services and expertise, we collaborate with many external stakeholders keen to undertake research, innovation and education to ensure greater understanding of the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired and ways to enhance their participation in all aspects of society. Vision Ireland is currently involved in the following research projects. Vision Ireland Research list of current projects July 2022