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The World Blind Union (WBU)

The World Blind Union is a non-profit non-governmental organization representing 180 million people with total or partial visual impairment through more than 500 organizations in 190 countries around the world.

Purposes and the Way of Work

  • To eliminate prejudices against visually impaired and partially sighted individuals,
  • To ensure the development of beliefs about the skills of such individuals,
  • To develop mechanisms for the full participation of visually impaired and partially sighted individuals in society and to ensure equality.

Membership and Membership Requirements

WBU membership is open to organizations working in the field of the visually impaired in each country recognized as independent states by the United Nations.

Six types of WBU membership are defined:

  • National Membership
  • Exclusive Membership
  • Group Membership
  • International Membership
  • Limited Membership
  • Honorary Membership



Address: World Blind Union Genel Sekreterlik
1929 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4G3E8

Tel: 1-416-486-9698
Fax: 1-416-486-8107

Email: [email protected]

European Blind Union (EBU)
Address: EBU Central Office
6 rue Gager-Gabillot
75015 Paris, France


Regional President Mr. Wolfgang Angermann, Germany

Email: [email protected]

International Communication: Mr. Mokrane Boussaid
Tel.: +33 1 47 05 38 20
Fax: +33 1 47 05 38 21
Email: [email protected]


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