Association for the Blind of WA changes name to VisAbility and launches new website

Friday, 27 June 2014 11:58am

The Association for the Blind of WA, the state’s primary disability service provider for people who are blind and vision impaired, has changed its name to VisAbility and launched a new accessible website.

According to VisAbility’s press release, the change comes after extensive independent research and consumer consultation, and will allow the organisation to better welcome and represent people with low vision who want to access its services.

With a little as five per cent of people with vision impairment experiencing total blindness, many Western Australians living with low vision – who may not identify themselves as ‘blind’ – are missing out on vital services.

The online web presence of VisAbility has divided its content between the service delivery arm hosted at and the guide dogs program hosted at the original web address Both the new and refreshed websites were launched on Monday and have endeavored to achieve compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

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