Innovation for the Blind (previously Institute for the Blind), situated in the care capital town of South Africa, Worcester, is a non-profit organisation that has been catering for the all-inclusive, specialised needs of visually impaired persons of all ages for over 137 years.
Our mission is to empower persons who are blind, partially sighted or deafblind, including visually impaired persons with additional disabilities by means of education, training, development, employment and care towards a fulfilled life and complete citizenship.
Innovation for the Blind is the only organisation in the country that offers this vulnerable group of citizens the full spectrum of care and training they require to lead a sustainable and fulfilling life. The fact that 97% of persons who are visually impaired are unemployed, places a huge responsibility on Innovation for the Blind to provide in the unique needs of visually impaired persons. This is not a burden we bear, but a privilege we carry. However, we cannot carry it alone.
Our vision is to measurably improve the quality of life for the blind.