What is the ABF
The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is a not-for-profit organisation which operates as the peak body representing people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia. The ABF promotes effective functioning of blindness agencies by exchanging information and influencing the policy agenda of governments. The ABF is funded by contributions from its members which include major blindness agencies from all over Australia and the consumer group Blind Citizens Australia.
The Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative is available to children ages 6 and under who have been diagnosed with a disability.
The ABF is currently providing feedback through the Education and Childrens committee to the The Gonski report on Education
The Productivity Commission report, 'Disability Care and Support' has been addressed by the Government's support for a National Disability Insurance Scheme. Read the background reports here.
An Information Pack has been created to assist in overcoming the high level of unemployment and under employment of people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia.