Welcome to the VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd website
VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd (Registered Charity Number 1146746) is an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis.
VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd is a supporting member of the VISION 2020 Global Initiative. For details of the worldwide programme or to make enquiries, please click anywhere on this text.
VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd's objectives are:
- To prevent avoidable blindness
- To improve the quality of services to vision impaired people
- To improve the training available to professionals providing advice and services
- To improve communication between organisations within the VI Sector
- To improve the availability of information to vision impaired people
- To ensure that the voices of the vision impaired are heard when planning services and their opinions sought on key issues affecting their lives
- To raise public awareness of the issues and problems relating to sight loss
In addition to the above, VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd will seek 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.
VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd Board of Trustees
Lesley Anne Baxter
Mercy Jeyasingham CEO VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd
Matt Broom, VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd
Observer on behalf of the UK Vision Strategy Advisory Group.
Lesley Anne Alexander
Chris Ward, VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd
UK Vision Strategy
The UK Vision Strategy is a cross-sector initiative, uniting all those in the UK who want to take action on issues relating to vision. The strategy is a VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd initiative led by Royal National Institute of Blind People.
The UK Vision Strategy seeks a major transformation in the UK’s eye health, eye care and sight loss services. The Strategy was developed by a wide-ranging alliance of statutory health and social care bodies, voluntary sector organisations, eye health professionals and service users.
This powerful combination gives the Strategy a credibility that cannot be ignored. The Strategy outcomes and priority actions have been defined by the combined voices of all these groups, and the many individuals who have contributed.
For more information go to UK Vision Strategy Information
Bigger, Better Vision. A VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd design competition
VISION 2020 (UK) Ltd's Children’s Low Vision Sub-group is holding a nationwide competition with Ipads as top prizes for both age groups (thanks to VICTA for providing these).
The aim of the competition is to highlight the lack of child specific low vision equipment whilst encouraging children and young people to think creatively about adapting their own devices.
Young people from across the UK are invited to submit a design, photograph or written description of a modified low vision device. Participants should base entries on pieces of equipment that are currently widely available. The idea is to change or modify a device to make it more attractive to use.
The competition is to be launched at VISION UK 2014. Entries need to be received by September 12th – the winners being announced on World Sight Day 2014 (October 9th)
There will be prizes for the overall winner in each age category with an Ipad as the the top prize for both Age groups (Kindly provided by VICTA http://www.victa.org.uk/ )
Entry form are here http://tinyurl.com/ndqxyf4