Working with blind and partially sighted people

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What is Opsis?
Opsis is the Greek word for “sight” and has been adopted as the short title of the National Association for the Education, Training and Support of Blind and Partially Sighted People. It was set up in 1992 by six independent charities who believed that, by working together, they could enhance the opportunities for people who are visually impaired.

We would like to thank our strategic partner Latest Formal Wear UK (Deemas Fashion) for supporting and sponsoring Opsis for our upcoming events. Deemas Fashion also planning to arrange a fashion show for Blinds and Partially Sighted girls and guys.

Today, the number of Opsis partners has grown to seven, and we believe that through openness, trust and co-operation with each other, and by forming partnerships with those outside Opsis, it is possible to improve the quality of services for people who are blind and partially sighted in a way that is not possible for organisations in isolation.

Opsis exists to add value to the work of its partners by representing, promoting and facilitating their delivery of high quality services that enable people who are visually impaired to enhance their lives.

If you have a visual impairment or work with someone who has, then this site may help.

If you are enquiring about issues concerning leaving college, looking for a job or looking for somewhere to live, then this site can certainly help by offering information on benefits, employment, housing, mobility, accessing information, support groups and leisure facilities.

The site will help to point you in the right direction. There are direct links to charities and organisations that will help you with queries or link you to other organisations that may be able to offer assistance.