VisAbility is a leading provider of disability services specialising in supporting people who are blind or vision impaired. Formerly the Association for the Blind of WA, VisAbility has provided innovative, life-changing services to West Australians for more than 100 years.
Our professional therapy and support services assist people across a range of ages and disabilities in their homes, at school, at work and in the community. At VisAbility, we focus on achieving outcomes, promoting mobility and independence, and improving each person’s quality of life.
Guide Dogs WA, which provides life-changing independence through the gift of a Guide Dog, is owned and operated by VisAbility.
Our services help people to:
- Minimise the effects of vision loss and remain independent
- Achieve the highest level of participation in daily life consistent with their expectations, abilities and desires
- Bring about change in society that promotes this level of participation.
Confidence, wellness and connection underpin our holistic approach to providing these services. We believe in a service and working environment that promotes excellence, honesty, dignity, respect, integrity, courtesy and fairness.
Vision & Mission
Our vision is that people who are blind or vision impaired share a quality of life equal to other Western Australians.
Our mission is to maximise the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired by building confidence, promoting wellness, and creating connection.
Approximately 25% of our clients live in regional areas of the State. Our services are provided from our main office in Victoria Park, through regional offices located in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Mandurah, and through visiting service programs in other rural areas of the State.
The Foundation of the Association for the Blind of WA
The Foundation of the Association for the Blind of WA has been created to ensure the long term viability of VisAbility and growth of its vital services. For more information please visit the Foundation of the Association for the Blind of Western Australia website.