The World Blind Union works to make the world a better place for those of us who are blind or partially sighted. In order to do this effectively, we must tackle issues dealing with all aspects of life, and focus on things, like technology, that have a direct effect on the lives of everyone. Our priorities are decided upon at the WBU general assembly, held every four years. The key priorities and initiatives are articulated in the WBU Strategic Plan found in this section. For each priority or focus area we set up committees and working groups, and these are described on that page. WBU Officers and other people representing member organizations work on these committees. Much of the work undertaken by the WBU on behalf of its members is carried out by the six WBU Regions and by WBU members who assume responsibility for various initiatives. Over the years we have achieved many things and advanced our cause by working on many diverse issues.
Our key priorities are equal access to society through technology and by implementing the UN CRPD, education and literacy by supporting the Right to Read Campaign, and employment through the Right to Work initiative. These are further explained under the Our Priorities page.