Blindness is a loss of vision that can’t be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Partial blindness or vision impairment means you have very limited vision (30 per cent or less according to the World Health Organisation). Complete blindness means you can’t see anything and do not see light. People who are blind or vision impaired may use assistive technology, such as a white cane or dog guide, to get around safely and independently and do everyday tasks.
Organisations that can offer more information:
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)
BCA is the united voice of Australians who are blind or vision impaired. BCA provides information, peer support, individual and systemic advocacy, and consultancy services. Whether you are blind, have a vision impairment, a family member or friend of a person who is blind or vision impaired, BCA is there to assist you.