Thursday, 14th of October 2010 is the annual World Sight Day, held to increase awareness of the blind and partially sighted. 4% of the population have a vision impairment and 90% of blind people live in low income countries. 80% of blindness experienced is treatable or could have been avoided.
Safelincs’ chosen charity, Mercy Ships, is a charity that runs a hospital ship that provides life changing operations to those in the poorest countries. Mercy Ships delivers eye tests, cataract operations and delivers training and education initiatives to help prevent blindness amongst. Safelincs organises fundraising events and raises funds through the company as well as donates fire safety goods.
To mark this year’s World Sight Day we are looking at ways of improving our service to the visually impaired and blind. We would like to improve our website to make it easier for a visually impaired person to use it.
If you have any comments or ideas on how we could achieve this, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s combat this problem together, remember World Sight Day