Latest Campaigns and Research

“I am getting involved in so many activities of Vision Ireland because the truth is nobody speak better for you than yourself. We carry the problem and know how the problem affects us so we have to advocate for ourselves.”
David Kortukohun
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A version of the equitable education report cover. It includes a picture of a young man in the middle who is using a smartphone and smiling at the camera. There are triangular designs to the left and right of the picture in blue, orange and white. The Vision Ireland logo is on the top left of the image, while the text Equitable Education: Challenges for children and young people who are blind or vision impaired across the education system in Ireland.

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.

Read more about the Equitable Education Report

a blind man with his white cane walking on the footpath run into sandwich board

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.

More info on Clear Our Paths

Image of scooter on a footpath with trees beside it.

E-Scooter Legislation

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.

Learn more about our campaign

E-scooter Legislation


Girl at computer with words Seeing Your Career on screen and her white cane beside her.

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.

Information for Government, employers and jobseekers

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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.

Here’s how you can Change Your View

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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.

Read more about the ECLO Campaign

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Accessible voting

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.

Read more on Accessible Voting

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