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Be your own advocate

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Being your own advocate means taking the initiative to make your voice and your needs heard.

Although it can take time, if you know your rights, take action, and represent your views effectively you can influence change.

There are also a number of ways that you can contribute to our advocacy work and enable us to better advocate on your behalf. Some of these options are listed below. If there are any issues in particular you would like to raise please get in touch with us on 01 6789 004 or advocacy@fightingblindness.ie.

Become a member of Fighting Blindness

There really is power in numbers! By becoming a member, you strengthen our voice and our work. Find out more about our Fighting Blindness membership.

Join the VIP Network

The VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Network is a group of people who want to get involved in different advocacy and research projects and ensure the views of people living with sight loss are embedded in these activities. VIP Network members take part in local, national and international projects and consultations.

Share your story

Help us to raise awareness about what it is like to live with vision loss. Together we can change the way society views vision impairment and help people to understand the challenges it brings. Find out how you can share your story here.

Be an advocacy champion

Make your voice heard by contacting your local members of government or service providers to raise the issues that are important to you.