Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Association, shall be to render all possible assistance to the promotion, development and improvement of all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired persons of all ages in Florida. This shall be accomplished through:

(1) Increasing public understanding of the social and economic gains to individuals and to society through providing opportunities for all blind and visually impaired persons to become self-sufficient, self- supporting and contributing members of society;

(2) Providing a forum on a regional, state and local level for the discussion of all issues relating to services to blind and visually impaired persons, including the prevention of visual impairments, and providing publications and conferences relating to this purpose;

(3) Encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to problems or services to blind and visually impaired persons through the maximum use of knowledge and skills of all related professions;

(4) Fostering research to advance knowledge and skills for the improvement of services to all blind and visually impaired persons;

(5) Assisting in the development of professional standards for personnel engaged in providing services to blind and visually impaired persons;

(6) Assisting in the development of professional standards for personnel engaged in specialized programs serving blind and visually impaired persons;

(7) Initiating and cooperating with other groups in the development of programs of social action for the benefit of blind and visually impaired persons; and

(8) Increasing public understanding of the nature and cause of blindness or visual impairment and its impact on individuals and society.

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