Report from Malaysia for the WBUAP Quadrennial General Assembly 2012

Moving forward from the Mid-Term General Assembly in October 2010, the National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) together with its member-organisations continue to organise programmes and activities highlighting the achievements and challenges faced by the blind and vision impaired in Malaysia and the Region. I will attempt to report some of the programmes and … Read more

New Zealand Country Report to WBUAP Quadrennial General Assembly 2012

This reported is submitted by the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. Our respective organizations are members of World Blind Union and hold the consumer and service-provider representative positions.   About the Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ) Blind Citizens NZ’s … Read more

Australian Country Report to WBUAP Quadrennial Assembly 2012

Australian Blindness Forum World Blind Union Asia-Pacific Mid-Term Regional Assembly Reporting Country/Territory: Australia Name of Person Reporting: Tony Starkey Chair Australian Blindness Forum About the Australian Blindness Forum The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is a not-for-profit organisation, whose purpose is to operate as the peak body representing the blindness sector for the benefit of people … Read more

Japan Country Report to the WBUAP Quadrennial Assembly 2012

1. Country: Japan 2. Organization: Japan Federation of the Blind (JFB) 3. Members, branches: ca. 50,000 members, 61 affiliated organizations 4. Board members: 19 5. Blind or visually impaired board members: 18 Highlights Since the Mid-Term Assembly The devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 affected many blind and partially sighted persons who experienced … Read more