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Our Work

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 technologies 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 listed and described on that page. WBU Officers and others who represent member organizations work on these committees.
The work undertaken by the WBU on behalf of its members
is carried out in the six WBU Regions and by WBU members who assume responsibility for various initiatives. As blind people from around the globe working together over the years, we have achieved much and advanced our cause by working on many diverse issues.

Our key priorities are: Human Rights and Representation, Capacity Building, Accessibility,  Information Sharing and Collaboration​. Our Enabling Priority is: Organizational Effectiveness. These are further explained under the Our Priorities page.


Consultant for “WBU COVID-19 Survey Consultancy”

The World Blind Union is seeking a Consultant for data analysis and reporting on Covid-19 survey. Deadline for applications: 15 June 2020

To apply: Please send your CV, Pro Forma Invoice (Quotation) to: indicating in the subject line “WBU COVID-19 Survey Consultancy” 

Download the detailed Terms of Reference for the consultancy below:

TOR consultancy WBU covid-19 survey

Consultant for 
Supporting the launch of a Help Desk on SDGs and CRPD Articles 

The World Blind Union is seeking a Consultant for supporting the launch of a Help Desk on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and CRPD Articles (UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities). Deadline for applications: 7 November 2019Download full announcement below and apply:

ToR consultancy - WBU Help Desk project 

​​​Consultant for documenting Kenya's implementation of the SDGs ​

The World Blind Union is seeking a Consultant for documenting Kenya's implementation of the SDGs in compliance with its obligations under the CRPD. Deadline for applications: 10 October 2019Download full announcement below and apply.