Giving local people with sight loss a voice
We believe that sight loss should not be a barrier to living life to the full. Unfortunately, through ignorance, lack of thought, or occasionally selfishness, sometimes the world in which we live can create situations which impede people living with sight loss from living the independent and fulfilled lives that they should be able to lead.
An important part of the work that Vision Norfolk does is to give people with a visual impairment a voice. Campaigning and advocating on behalf of people living with sight loss is an important part of our role, because however much practical and emotional support we provide, if the wider world is full of barriers, they will not be able to fulfill their potential.
Vision Norfolk has been proactive in a number of campaigns, harnessing the power of the press and broadcast media, as well as social media platforms, to win over hearts and minds, change opinions and shape public policy.
Issues such as the introduction in Norfolk of e-Scooters, excessive street furniture, parking on pavements and the difficulties of social distancing have all been subjects tackled by Vision Norfolk.
Our aim is to help make society more aware of the issues which stop people with a visual impairment living full lives, and influencing policy-makers to take those issues into consideration when making decisions.