The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization, representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries. We are the Voice of the Blind, speaking to governments and international bodies on issues concerning blindness and visual impairments in conjunction with our members. WBU brings together all the major national and international organizations of blind persons and those organizations providing services to the visually impaired to work on the issues affecting the quality of life for blind people. Globally, we are divided into 6 regions, with each region having its own President and volunteer executive team to assist the needs of the local members. A listing of our global members and region offices can be accessed in the Contact US section of this website.
If you are with an organization that serves blind or visually impaired people in your country, and wish to join the WBU, please review the membership categories, criteria and application process.
Even if you are not a member, but just a curious or concerned citizen, you can learn more about our work and committees through this website.
For further information on WBU please visit the World Blind Union website