The world Blind Union’s main priority is to promote full participation, equal opportunities, and protection of the human rights of persons who are blind or partially sighted”. For useful information and resources on human rights and persons with disabilities, please visit our Human Rights programme page
The World Blind Union is committed to promote employment opportunities for blind and partially sighted persons in line with the UNCRPD Article 27 on work and employment. Please visit our Project Aspiro website for resources on career planning and employment.
The WBU promotes braille literacy, lifelong learning, and independent living for blind and partially sighted persons in developing countries. Visit our Education programme page for information on WBU Scholarships.
The World Blind Union in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has led the global campaign for ratification of Marrakesh Treaty which was signed in Morocco on 28 June 2013 to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities. Please visit our Marrakesh Treaty section for information and resources on this important campaign.
- Marrakesh Treaty Ratification and Implementation Campaign
- Marrakesh Treaty full text
- WBU Guide to the Marrakesh Treaty
- The WBU Marrakesh Treaty Pocket Guide
- Marrakesh Treaty – A practical guide for librarians
This section contains links to other organizations and services that may be helpful for people who are blind and/or partially sighted. Read more